If You Don’t Believe There is a Meaning to Life, Why Don’t You Just Go Around Killing Other People? (via The Tyranny of Tradition)


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I was asked this question recently during a discussion about morality with a friend of mine.  I do not believe that there is an objective meaning to life and this was his way of countering my argument.  At first, I didn't really take the question seriously and I laughed it off as a weird reductio ad absurdum argument meant to link my lack of belief to the worst possible outcomes. It is not the first time I have been asked this question in this co … Read More

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2 responses to “If You Don’t Believe There is a Meaning to Life, Why Don’t You Just Go Around Killing Other People? (via The Tyranny of Tradition)

  1. I’ve never understood this notion.. that without “civilization”, laws or religion – that people would kill and rape at whim.
    Humans are very social and caring animals by nature – and natural instincts are often more geared towards community and sacrifice for the group.
    Unless, of course,
    you are told otherwise enough times..

  2. Not meaning that laws or civilization are unnecessary, of course.. they are great inventions for human societies..

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