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briancoughlanworldcitizen's Avatar Jump to comment 492 by briancoughlanworldcitizen

Kardashovel: And some cultures' moral norms, religious or otherwise, are abominable.

You'll probably find that there is some confusion here about how one treats insiders and outsiders. Most societies are fairly decent to their insiders, its the outsiders that really get the hammering, and that frankly, hasn't changed all that much, although the circles of inclusion are getting bigger. That is a plus.

Whenever you hear "do unto others", or variations on that theme, the "others" in question are invariably "our" others.

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:49:00 UTC | #146821