Living in a Pluralistic Society

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Living in a Pluralistic Society
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Thu, 02-26-2009 - 6:38pm

So if one lives in a society comprising members of many different cultural or religious affiliations, who gets to decide what's "right" and what's "wrong"?


Many Jews keep kosher, following their interpretation of God's word.

 


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Thu, 02-26-2009 - 8:50pm

I'm a vegetarian and while I do not like that others choose to eat meat, I would never attempt to create a law to make meat-eating illegal.

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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 6:42am
I'm an each to their own kinda gal as long as it isn't damaging another person. Whatever you do to yourself is your business as long as it doesn't spill over and affect everyone around you.
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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:57am
I agree with you. When I was vegetarian people use to ask me how I could stand to cook meat for other. I told them while I do not eat it I respect those that do. I think what it all comes down to is respect. If there is something you(general) don't like, then don't do it. Like abortion, if you don't like abortion, don't have one but allow others to do what they feel is best.
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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 12:58pm

Living in a pluralistic society means

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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 1:42pm

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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 1:49pm

We just have to be careful that we apply laws only where they are needed and not just where one group thinks we need them.


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Fri, 02-27-2009 - 2:32pm

True, but I use the term 'person' in

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Sun, 03-01-2009 - 1:31pm

I agree with your train of thought Spencer. That's why I believe this issue is such a slippery slope.

We have a set of laws that protect basic human rights, and the rest is live and let live IMO. The problem is that with abortion, the line is blurred by religion. Fortunately we live in a society with a governing body that currently respects the rights of people to make a decision about abortion based on their own religion. Why are PLers seeking to change the laws? I mean it really just baffles me. They have a choice, and are seeking to take it away from others. Not very patriotic. We already know what happens when religion and politics mix- take a look at the Middle East. With many religions present, and everyone claiming their G-d bestowed that land upon only them....things will never be resolved. So unless we are prepared to force everyone into one religion or live in civil war, then we should keep a healthy respect for personal beliefs in our laws.


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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 2:38pm
I dont see how eating kosher or being a vegetatrian are even in the same category as aborting a baby.



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Thu, 03-05-2009 - 3:07pm

The point is, different people have different religious and moral beliefs.

 


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