Are you in favor of legislating morality?
We legislate freedom from government.
So murder would be legal if it wasn't.
lol there are other reasons to be against murder than just morality.
Really? Like what?
Like we couldn't have a functioning society if we all murdered each other.
Are you seriously suggesting that without morality we'd all be shanking our families with glee?
Some people would be able to function quite well. What makes you get to be so judgmental of others?
Society is all people, not some people.
"What makes you get to be so judgmental of others?" --Cowboy
And what gives you the right to judge others?
We should do what you say because you said so?
Do you read? It has nothing to do with what I say. It's about all people, in society. We've decided as a whole that we don't want to live in a society where people murder each other.
Yeah, I know. It's been part of our society ever since Moses came down with the Ten Commandments. You got another reason?
Lol you honestly think before that nobody ever thought not to slaughter their friends and families?
It's the law, brought down by Moses, and passed around throughout the world including the U.S. We have legislated morality since the founding of this nation. The Ten Commandments are even depicted on our Government buildings.
Remove those laws and it will be anarchy.
Maybe you need the law not to murder people. That's okay. It's good to know about yourself.
You should be thanking Christians for creating a society where murder is illegal. Instead, you have to fight against it. Legislating morality has been pretty good, huh?
Lol now Moses was a Christian? 2000 years before Christ was even born?? Okay pal.
I know. The truth hurts.
You do support the systematic murder of unborn children, through the Government, so you do support murder in certain situations.
Omfg cowboy you've reached a whole new level of crazy.
Coming from you, that doesn't mean much.
I'm crazy? You just said that the Ten Commandments are what's keeping us from anarchy, you said Moses was a Christian, and you said abortions are systematic murder. Smh.
When did I say Moses was a Christian? Please tell me.
You said we should thank Christians and you specified Moses earlier and when kermie pointed it out you said, "I know. The truth hurts."
When I said the truth hurts I meant the revelation that legislating morality is a good thing for Kermie, after he incorrectly said that Moses was a Christian.
Whatever you say
It is what I said. Can't help it if you people twist my words. Kermie called Moses a Christian, I didn't.
"It's been part of our society ever since Moses came down with the Ten Commandments." "You should be thanking Christians for creating a society where murder is illegal." To me, it sounds like you said Moses was Christian.
Christians believe in the Ten Commandments, do they not?
Of course they do! But, put your two statements together. Read the logical conclusion.
The logical conclusion is that Kermie should be thanking God for the wisdom of our laws.
Still trying to control people with your religion, cowboy?
Not any more than you.
So whats my religion?
Man-made global warming.
In that case, at least my "religion" is proven by scientific data.
Not it's not.
Yes it is.
Keep believing that. It's your faith.
Laws are just opinions backed by guns.
That's almost all we DO legislate! Murder, theft, armed robbery, assault, rape, endangering others, negligence - all morality.
Nah that's just stuff necessary for a functioning society. That's it's also "immoral" to some people is irrelevant coincidence.
That's exactly right, t.
All legislation is legislating morality.
oh someone beat me to it.
Idk. I'm the only person in this comment section that doesn't know.
Everyone legislates their morality. Morality is just a person's mere opinion about certain kinds of things and we all vote our opinions when it comes to politics.
Murder is subjective opinion?
If it's not then from whence does the great rule against it come?
If we didn't legislate morality, murder would be legal.
All legislation is the legislating of morality.
In a basic sense yes. Laws against murder, fraud, etc are all derived from moral principles. We consider those actions to be wrong and therefore we legislate against them.
That doesn't mean I want a theocracy it just means this question is more complex than we mighty imagine.
My morals, not yours.
Just kidding :) Nope.