I disagree.
Claire Davis
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“What is truth?” retorted Pilate.

Good answer! I’ve always loved Pilate for that answer.

As I understand it, you’re saying there is no moral truth, there are only opinions. Morality is subjective.

So that’s where we disagree.

Morality (from the Latin moralis “manner, character, proper behavior”) is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper.[1] Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal.[2] Morality may also be specifically synonymous with “goodness” or “rightness”.

I do not believe there are right and wrong actions. Death comes to everyone, sooner or later. To attribute blame when it comes by the hand of a human, but not when it comes from cancer, or old age, or accident, seems random. Death comes when it comes. Behind each action there are untold millions of former actions that may or may not have caused the action in question. “There, but by the grace of God, go I.” If I’d been raised by Jack the Ripper, would I be a murderer? Would I have a choice in the matter, given what thoughts were available to me and what I had experienced?

So, it seems to me that forgiveness rules. Whatever happens happens. I cannot pretend to understand, nor have I any basis by which to judge.

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