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Are All Lives Equal?
Posted 2/6/15 , edited 2/6/15

Efari wrote:


The default isn't really worth mentioning, as anyone with two brain cells to rub together can generally conclude as much. And yes, life is unfair. Explaining a cliche in detail is unnecessary too. However, people are entitled to the basic rights. Misfortune of others would hardly would render it null now would it?

I....guess you're trying to say that people are unequal due to being born in different circumstances and nothing being guaranteed. That, at least makes sense. Your one liner sounded like something out of a bent philosophy article so you'll have to excuse the confusion LOL

Adding a sir gets me all hot and bothered. I think I'll pass



You asked, so i explained.
and that's not quite right, there are no rights. not even basic rights, that's an enforced ideal and to get them you will need the right circumstances.

And I didn't add 'sir', you forgot to include it. But all is forgiven
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All lives have value and value is subjective. It depends on the skills, strength, intelligence etc of a person as well as your relationship with said person I.E. you almost certainly will value the life of a family member or friend over a complete stranger.
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in eyes of death yes.
it's called the great equalizer for a reason,ya know?

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Completely equal because any perception that might cause you to think someone is lesser than you, someone else probably thinks the same about you. Removing perception from the equation yields a non-value assessment of relative human worth.
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I value people's life based on how much or little they annoy me. That being said I would rarely if ever want to actually take away someone's life unless they committed some horrible atrocity against someone else.
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Yes, they are.
As difficult as this might be to practice.
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I was raised as an Objectivist, but I'm now a Unitatian Universalist Humanist. One of our 7 Principles that we, as UU's, live by is, "The inherent worth and dignity of every person". Some times it hard for me as a UU to do this, because I'm suppose to follow this everyday of my life, yet, how can I find worth and dignity in people who have hurt others with or without due cause? That parent who killed their child or that person who felt it right to bully someone??

But, we, as a human race, needs to do this. I know it's hard for people out there to see that it does more harm to have our world unequal to each other. It's a wishful dream. A dream that people will always have and it will never come to be. Because, we are human beings and we are all flawed.
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Out of all the animals in the world, we humans are the only ones to have to pay to live. So do to that a persons value can easily be summed up by the amount of currency he/she has at his/her dispose. So no equality does not nor will ever exist in are reality, and society.
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Equality is a great ideal but it is similar to perfection in that it is not, in the strictest sense, an attainable goal. All we can do is try to move toward it every chance we get.

In terms of intrinsic value, I believe people are NOT intrinsically equal in worth. There are arguments to be made for or against this but it's pretty subjective. I'm not optimistic or idealistic enough to believe people are all of equal value.

I refuse to believe that the lowliest human scum is worth just as much as the greatest contributors to the advancement of mankind. Perhaps they started off worth the same but, just like with material items, value is something I believe can be changed over time. Whether the value increases or decreases is up to the individual. In that sense, everybody is the same. But not everyone ends up being worth the same, some due to terrible luck and some due to their own blameworthiness for the decisions they make in life.
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Posted 2/7/15
All lives are not equal.

If I died nobody would care. If Stephen Hawking died it'd be a great loss to mankind.
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jeanius- wrote:

All lives are not equal.

If I died nobody would care. If Stephen Hawking died it'd be a great loss to mankind.
Eventually he'd be forgotten it would just take longer. In the grand scheme of things one person's death has no greater or lesser impact than anyone elses.

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Discuss. I don't know, I always thought a bad person's life was of less value than a good person's life, but I don't know.


Is this a serious question or a trolling question?

On that note, why don't you know? It seems pretty obvious after asking the following...

Who would you value more? An individual who was a friend and helped you out in life?
Or some individual who hurt you really bad physically?

A individual who tried there damndest to make life work?
Or someone who whined all the time and didn't try to accomplish anything?

The constructive person or the bum?





Posted 2/7/15

00CoRe00 wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Discuss. I don't know, I always thought a bad person's life was of less value than a good person's life, but I don't know.


Is this a serious question or a trolling question?

On that note, why don't you know? It seems pretty obvious after asking the following...

Who would you value more? An individual who was a friend and helped you out in life?
Or some individual who hurt you really bad physically?

A individual who tried there damndest to make life work?
Or someone who whined all the time and didn't try to accomplish anything?

The constructive person or the bum?







I watched Monster and I seriously want to question this belief. Should he have saved Johan Libert? Should he?
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If Johan Libert believes he's a monster, then getting sodomized should be natural to him.
Posted 2/7/15
I think my life would have a higher price tag than most.
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