The Only Way is Ethics (The Gen. Ethics Thread) (1 Viewer)

Apr 15, 2006
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AFAIK marriage is a religious rite or something and since most if not all are against homosexuality I don't understand why they would want to get married. Co-habit or something. Or does it have anything to do with difference in civil law (privileges etc) when you are married or not?
I doubt the validity of that statement. I haven't heard any anti-homosexual teachings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhs, Parsis or any of the eastern religions.
 
Apr 15, 2006
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Is child labour ethical or unethical? Your thoughts. What? No one asked for originality. :p
Very difficult question. I guess if the child WANTS to earn minimum wage and support himself and his dependents on that, then he's free to do so. But for a government to declare it legal would be quite unethical considering the consequences of the actions. A government should use their authority to guide young people towards making the right choices. Education should be the primary a child's primary concern. So the govt should provide the education rather than submit to the child's decision.
 
Aug 1, 2003
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I doubt the validity of that statement. I haven't heard any anti-homosexual teachings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhs, Parsis or any of the eastern religions.
thats true, Ive no idea what other religious stance (ones you listed above to name a few) are on the subject. Let's say in terms of Islam or Christianity... it doesn't matter WHY one wants to get married, but say if it's a religious rite, and the religion is against homosexuality, you are sort of trying to go against the doctrine, no?

Actually it's confusing for me because here well most weddings are religious rites, but then I just remembered there are things like civil unions.
 
Apr 15, 2006
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thats true, Ive no idea what other religious stance (ones you listed above to name a few) are on the subject. Let's say in terms of Islam or Christianity... it doesn't matter WHY one wants to get married, but say if it's a religious rite, and the religion is against homosexuality, you are sort of trying to go against the doctrine, no?
Yes I am going against it because I'm not convinced why I SHOULD go for it. I don't accept the premise that god or its scriptures are a good source for morality, and neither an I convinced that god is an authority with trying on.

And the way I see it, marriage is a traditional practice that's been infiltrated by religion and made to look like it's religious.
 

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