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The Roles Played by the Crown and Council in the Crown's Court of Values and Morals

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sunstone, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
    Premium Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Non-Theistic Mysticism
    Values and morals in the end come down to epistimically legitimate decisions only if they are in fact solely each individual's final decisions. Doesn't mean they are that person's most purely own and uninfluenced decisions. Just that they are their own final decisions.

    As a side note: if one understands the logical relevance of epistemology here, then one can see how the above is true regardless of whether god exists, and regardless of whether one believes god exists. And that is doubled if some god gave us free will while intending we use it. The actual existence of god-sanctioned values and morals is not in anyway more than preferentially meaningful here to deciding what one or anyone's values and morals ought to be. I might make a post about that someday if anyone shows any interest in it. Here, it's just a side note.​

    Because of the opening point to this OP, it follows that each human can be seen as the absolute monarch in his her own court for deciding what their values and morals ought to be -- or at least deciding for themselves those things so far as is humanly possible.

    Anyone or anything we consult or make use of as guides to their decisions are our royal councilors, never our final decision-makers.

    My 2 cents, appropriately discounted to zero in order to give it a chance to sell, given the respect views that are not currently media driven are likely to be held in by self-selecting respondents to internet posts.

    I love us humans. Don't mean I refuse to make fun of our shared human nature in any or all of its colorful flowers. Mom told everyone I must have gotten my sense of humor from some way in which she twisted and warped it during giving birth to me. Moms. Always willing to sacrifice their sanity by taking too much blame for how their kids turn out.

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  2. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

    Dec 14, 2018
    The Wrong One
    Please unpack those words in bold.
  3. joe1776

    joe1776 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2017
    When our final decision would result in action in conflict with that of the welfare of our society is it still legitimate? If not, if in a conflict the welfare of society always trumps our final decision, is there any value at all to our "monarchist" position?