ethics from religion
Tue Nov 4 19:36:58 CST 1997
The recently deceased Michael Korcok awakens to behold the great white
pearly gates and gasps "Oops, I was wrong."
At 03:09 PM 11/4/97 -0500, you wrote:
>grounding ethics in religious belief is a mistake. 3 classes of
>1) ontology: she doesn't exist.
>2) epistemology: she doesn't talk to us.
>3) meta-ethics: why should we follow her orders?
>1) God has the same problem that:
>the Crystalline Entity, the Amityville Horror, the Evil Aliens of
>the mad scientist with the vat, the present King of France, the Force,
>and the lucidly furious but invisible gremlin with elephantitis holding
>Heisenberg Compensator Gun to your head have.
>they aren't real. don't exist. figments. ain't.
>not understanding that is a fundamental failure to comprehend the world.
>2) God's silence thunders across the quiet universe.
>Scientists at Bell Labs won the Nobel for being able to "hear" the
>whisper of the microwave signature of the Big Bang 15 trillion years
>the voices of God you hear or feel or know or which resonate in your
>Universal Infindibulum of Connection to Being
>are almost certainly the result of loose dendrites.
>3) the Silver Surfer is, I am told by Ms. Wojtysiak (THE expert in this
>the most powerful "heroic" being in the Marvel Universe.
>It (he) is able to bend space and time to its (his) will.
>at one time, Surf was the herald of Galactus, who endowed Surf with the
>the Silver Surfer began to consider the proper use of the powers and
>reject the demands of his Maker.
>the third objection is simply, why is the Word of God a proper ground
>thank you for reading,
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