Johnny Manziel displayed Christian values Saturday night

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post

    also....my pastor made a comment just this week.....he said humans were created with sort of a pre-programmed knowledge of right and wrong...
    cane knew it was wrong to kill abel long before God gave moses the 10 commandments...

    I think we're all born inherently selfish with a huge need of self-preservation.

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    Oh man. I thought you were one of the good ones. Turns out you're an idiot.

    I feel so alone in the world! I AM AN ISLAND.
    Just because I lean a little more Hobbes than Locke I'm an idiot?

    What is your assertion (remember it has to fit primitive man and modern man)

    I think that the quest to propagate may be inherent resulting in social law, but I wouldn't call that an ingrained moral code.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Just because I lean a little more Hobbes than Locke I'm an idiot?

    What is your assertion (remember it has to fit primitive man and modern man)

    I think that the quest to propagate may be inherent resulting in social law, but I wouldn't call that an ingrained moral code.
    Moral relativism is almost literally impossible to believe in, adhere to, or promote without making tons of exceptions, which exceptions immediately disintegrate the concept. I mean, give me a physical ****ing break.

    Should we allow people to kill others to take what's theirs? Should we allow adults to torture children for fun? How about animals? Should we allow men to **** women whenever they want? No. EVEN IF THAT'S A PART OF SOMEONE'S CULTURE, THOSE THINGS ARE INHERENTLY WRONG, immoral, unethical- whatever you want to call it. I'm no Kantian, but some things are just self-evident and clear.

    Clearly, we don't and shouldn't apply moral relativism to those situations. Which means- moral relativism is more or less self-evidently bogus. The instant you make an exception to moral relativism, you destroy moral relativism.

    So: how can you come on this board, obviously having read a few books in your lifetime, and spew that nonsense to the unlearned, impressionable savages??

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    Moral relativism is almost literally impossible to believe in, adhere to, or promote without making tons of exceptions, which exceptions immediately disintegrate the concept. I mean, give me a physical ****ing break.

    Should we allow people to kill others to take what's theirs? Should we allow adults to torture children for fun? How about animals? Should we allow men to **** women whenever they want? No. EVEN IF THAT'S A PART OF SOMEONE'S CULTURE, THOSE THINGS ARE INHERENTLY WRONG, immoral, unethical- whatever you want to call it. I'm no Kantian, but some things are just self-evident and clear.

    Clearly, we don't and shouldn't apply moral relativism to those situations. Which means- moral relativism is more or less self-evidently bogus. The instant you make an exception to moral relativism, you destroy moral relativism.

    So: how can you come on this board, obviously having read a few books in your lifetime, and spew that nonsense to the unlearned, impressionable savages??
    I am not advocating acceptance of the morals of others, but from an existentialist point of view, how can another's morals be discounted? (Especially if we are starting from a position of a God Inspired definition of these things...were these people created from a different god?) We hold certain truths like killing is wrong, yet there would probably not be a single person on the planet that could not, in some extreme circumstance, justify such an act, perhaps with the approval of civic code and/or majority opinion.

    I believe morals are set by laws, generally aimed at protecting pne's self interest, and therefore by extension protecting everyone. We claim killing is morally wrong, because we don't want to be killed...same with ****, etc. when we see this act perpetrated on others, we naturally view this as an act that could have happened to ourselves, generating compassion.

    I get the feeling that you think I am championing the right of others to set their own distinct moral code...I am not. Rather I am refusing to concede on he point that different moral codes exist while simultaneously offering that divine inspiration is not the root of any form of moral truth. Animal survival is the root, resulting in emotional reaction over generation, ending with a moral belief.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    I am not advocating acceptance of the morals of others, but from an existentialist point of view, how can another's morals be discounted? (Especially if we are starting from a position of a God Inspired definition of these things...were these people created from a different god?) We hold certain truths like killing is wrong, yet there would probably not be a single person on the planet that could not, in some extreme circumstance, justify such an act, perhaps with the approval of civic code and/or majority opinion.

    I believe morals are set by laws, generally aimed at protecting pne's self interest, and therefore by extension protecting everyone. We claim killing is morally wrong, because we don't want to be killed...same with ****, etc. when we see this act perpetrated on others, we naturally view this as an act that could have happened to ourselves, generating compassion.

    I get the feeling that you think I am championing the right of others to set their own distinct moral code...I am not. Rather I am refusing to concede on he point that different moral codes exist while simultaneously offering that divine inspiration is not the root of any form of moral truth. Animal survival is the root, resulting in emotional reaction over generation, ending with a moral belief.
    So you don't believe moral relativism makes much sense. Which puts you back in the "good guys" column. I'll chalk your post above up to just typing quickly.

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    So you don't believe moral relativism makes much sense. Which puts you back in the "good guys" column. I'll chalk your post above up to just typing quickly.
    Correct, I believe that Muslims, Jews, Gangstas, etc. all have a relative moral existence. Relative to what an educated society views them as. Of course, while I believe that the current moral view of man as a whole is generally good, this is a byproduct of the exchange of savagery for societal comforts, or social contract theory. Our reason sees every situation through our own eyes first.

    In summation, every person has his own moral code, shaped by generations of human coexistence. There is a universal truth in my opinion, but I do not discount the morals of aboriginal people that had to implement their code based upon a totally different set of personal and generational experiences. We are constantly in search of and diligently pursue this universal truth on a macro scale, that being true morals.

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    That's all well and good and I generally believe in you. But I think we agree that "moral relativism" as an actual philosophical ethos is bunk-tastic.

    So, more pics of the GF?

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    I generally believe in you.
    get a room already

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Correct, I believe that Muslims, Jews, Gangstas, etc. all have a relative moral existence. Relative to what an educated society views them as. Of course, while I believe that the current moral view of man as a whole is generally good, this is a byproduct of the exchange of savagery for societal comforts, or social contract theory. Our reason sees every situation through our own eyes first.

    In summation, every person has his own moral code, shaped by generations of human coexistence. There is a universal truth in my opinion, but I do not discount the morals of aboriginal people that had to implement their code based upon a totally different set of personal and generational experiences. We are constantly in search of and diligently pursue this universal truth on a macro scale, that being true morals.
    ^ Agreed.

    Oh.. and why do I need a diety to tell me to not be a dick to other people?

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    ^ Agreed.

    Oh.. and why do I need a diety to tell me to not be a dick to other people?
    you need a diety to tell you to stop stuffing your face and lose weight....

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    you need a diety to tell you to stop stuffing your face and lose weight....
    Do I? I thought I needed a life coach.

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i think he meant humans have a conscious.....obviously after adam/eve fell into sin....and that conscience tells us what is right/wrong regardless if we're taught or not....

    do you subscribe to the idea that morals are independent of God?
    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    bbs wouldn't touch my question above......maybe you could give it a try...
    Some of us have to work for a living and can't spend all day and all night playing on a message board.

    I actually agree with your point; however I'm not a literalist. I'm just trying to figure out how you (or your pastor) can believe humans; including Eve I presume; are preprogrammed when that's not what a literal interpretation indicates.

    Obviously we are preprogrammed to know right from wrong. Despite what you believe, even atheists have a moral compass.

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    Back on OUI, some idiot created a thread the night Reggie Bush won the Heisman. I guess Reggie thanked God and thanked his mom and dad. The thread was titled Reggie Bush displayed Christian values tonight. It was a ****ing riot, not to mention the original post itself was ridiculous. But I like to come back every year and say that the heisman winner displayed Christian values. It always leads to great reads.

    See you guys next year.
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    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    Some of us have to work for a living and can't spend all day and all night playing on a message board.

    I actually agree with your point; however I'm not a literalist. I'm just trying to figure out how you (or your pastor) can believe humans; including Eve I presume; are preprogrammed when that's not what a literal interpretation indicates.
    i clearly said eve was not "pre-programmed"...


    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    Obviously we are preprogrammed to know right from wrong. Despite what you believe, even atheists have a moral compass.
    can't wait for adrienne's "wow just wow" reply...

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i clearly said eve was not "pre-programmed"...




    can't wait for adrienne's "wow just wow" reply...
    My bad; I forgot that you implied that Eve wasn't human.

    Aurora loves me so no need....

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    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    My bad; I forgot that you implied that Eve wasn't human.

    Aurora loves me so no need....

    i don't think i've ever implied eve wasn't human...

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    get a room already
    Heh, I was typing way too fast.

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    how would we know?
    if God exists.....we wouldn't...

    also....my pastor made a comment just this week.....he said humans were created with sort of a pre-programmed knowledge of right and wrong...
    cane knew it was wrong to kill abel long before God gave moses the 10 commandments...
    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    adam/eve gained knowledge of good/evil after eating from the tree of knowledge....
    how do you think their offspring gained that knowledge?
    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    i don't think i've ever implied eve wasn't human...
    taking these literally, looks to me like you are not including Eve in "humans are pre-programmed..."

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    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    taking these literally, looks to me like you are not including Eve in "humans are pre-programmed..."
    adam/eve were of course human.....they became conscious of right/wrong after eating from the tree of knowledge......
    the rest of us were born with a conscience
    adam/eve may have been created with a conscience.......maybe God gave it to them after eating the fruit......i have no clue....

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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    adam/eve were of course human.....they became conscious of right/wrong after eating from the tree of knowledge......
    the rest of us were born with a conscience
    adam/eve may have been created with a conscience.......maybe God gave it to them after eating the fruit......i have no clue....
    This changing story is giving me a headache; being a literalist is hard work to try to keep all of the bricks in place.

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    Originally Posted by brokebacksooner View Post
    This changing story is giving me a headache; being a literalist is hard work to try to keep all of the bricks in place.
    the story never changed

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    This seems off-topic at this point, but ...

    1,3,2
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    Where did manziels chicks lips go?

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    My moral code:

    Luke 6:31
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    Do to others as you would have them do to you.

    Even an atheist like me gets it.
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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    My moral code:

    Luke 6:31
    New International Version (NIV)
    Do to others as you would have them do to you.

    Even an atheist like me gets it.
    The question though is does that morality spring up without religion? It's the skycake deal.

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    The question though is does that morality spring up without religion? It's the skycake deal.
    Yes, some does. Why do you think the Golden Rule pops up in religion time and time and time again, well before Jesus walked the earth?

    It's just a good moral idea everyone tends to believe. Don't need all of those religions to tell us that.

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    Originally Posted by OUMallen View Post
    Yes, some does. Why do you think the Golden Rule pops up in religion time and time and time again, well before Jesus walked the earth?

    It's just a good moral idea everyone tends to believe. Don't need all of those religions to tell us that.
    It pops up in religion you said. I didn't say morality sprang from Judaism or Christianity--I asked if it appears without religion of some sort. I don't think it does.

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    It pops up in religion you said. I didn't say morality sprang from Judaism or Christianity--I asked if it appears without religion of some sort. I don't think it does.
    Do you think chimps are religious, or that in order to socially advance they stop killing their own kind in a primitive act to further the species?

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Do you think chimps are religious, or that in order to socially advance they stop killing their own kind in a primitive act to further the species?
    You're trying to equate primate dominance to human morality?

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    No, I am claiming that chimps have morality free from religion, as rationality is the basis for morals.

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    How is thread at 3 pages with no explanation of what exactly Johnny Dipshit did to display "Christian" values?
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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    No, I am claiming that chimps have morality free from religion, as rationality is the basis for morals.
    How do you see chimps behaving morally?

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    How do you see chimps behaving morally?
    Here is a video I hope you will take the time to watch, it is a presentation given by Dr. Frans De Waal of Emory University.

    Link
    Approx. runtime is 15 minutes.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    No, I am claiming that chimps have morality free from religion, as rationality is the basis for morals.
    How do you know they don't have religion?

    Elephants display a moral code too...

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    No, I am claiming that chimps have morality free from religion, as rationality is the basis for morals.
    and chimps are rational?

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    and chimps are rational?
    More so that some Oklahoma wheat farmers
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    Originally Posted by 87sooner View Post
    and chimps are rational?
    Yes.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Yes.
    give them assault rifles .....and see how rational they are

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    No, I am claiming that chimps have morality free from religion, as rationality is the basis for morals.
    I don't buy this for a second. Some of the highest virtuous behavior goes against rationality.

    It's a hard dance to dance for those trying to weave objective morality without a God. At least Nietzsche was honest when he said that when God died, so did good and evil.

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    I have talked to a lot of people who consider themselves atheists, agnostics, luke warm Christians, secularists and humanists. After you peal off the layers of their "intellectual" disbelief in God, I've always found an emotional reason for not believing in God. It's either the problem of evil/pain, or the problem of pleasure.

    If you take today's tragedy and try to give an answer, how do you begin? The atheist says, if there was a God tragedies like these would not happen. Let's say there is no God. You still have the problem of evil, and children dying in schools, but you have no objective framework to try and solve this issue, and neither do you have any hope. Why does evolution give us the ability to kill people, but also gives us the morality to feel bad about it? Why has evolution bestowed upon us so much pain and suffering? Why has evolution given rise to people like Hitler, Stalin and so on? Is survival the only morality? If it is, why then do we care when calamity strikes other other people? Where does justice come from? Where does heroism come from? Where does altruism come from? Where does evolution come from? Where does matter come from? Where does the order under the surface come from (Einstein)?

    Without God, the answers to the above questions rely on the luck that the cosmic nothingness has bestowed upon us. I don't think those mothers who lost their children would feel very comforted to know that father nothingness found their children simply unlucky.
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