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← Morality without 'Free Will'

severalspeciesof's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by severalspeciesof

BJohn...

I'll take the bait at the moment:

But before anyone thinks too badly of me for my position, I might rephrase Mark's question and throw it right back at you all: Since monogamy and abstinece until marriage would effectively eliminate the HIV virus in one or two generations, do you support them?

First off, it wouldn't eliminate it completely, but for the sake of argument, let's say it does...

I would support that in the same way you would support the idea that if EVERYONE believed in and adhered to the religion of Islam, this would be paradise, right?

Second, if everyone followed these ideals, what good then is 'freewill'? (Comment 952)

P.S. lest there be any confusion, I do support monogamy and abstinence until marriage... For those who choose to do so and feel it's appropriate to do so...

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 01:32:17 UTC | #28