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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 01:28 AM

A quote - "moral relativism"

In its original literal sense, "moral relativism" is simply moral complexity. That is, anyone who agrees that stealing a loaf of bread to feed one's children is not the moral equivalent of, say, shoplifting a dress for the fun of it, is a relativist of sorts. But in recent years, conservatives bent on reinstating an essentially religious vocabulary of absolute good and evil as the only legitimate framework for discussing social values have redefined "relative" as "arbitrary".

- Ellen Jane Willis (1941-2006)



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OAITW r.2.0 Dec 14 #1
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rurallib Dec 15 #4

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 02:00 AM

1. Republicans believe in nothing.

Except whatever they think is moral and ethical. But they never address this inclination.

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Response to CatLady78 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:16 AM

3. TY!



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Tue Dec 15, 2020, 12:59 PM

4. very timely at a point when Americans have been so screwed over by Republicans

during the pandemic that shoplifting is exploding.

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