[SpamCop-Social] Re: So much for the power of prayer....
devnull at spamcop.net
Fri Apr 7 05:58:15 EDT 2006
"Mr K. Mean" <khhqdty02 at sneakemail.com> wrote in message
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> Miss Betsy wrote:
>> Rape and pillage are considered 'wrong' now because people see the
>> consequences of individuals being hurt. At one time, they were not
>> considered wrong, but the natural consequence of being a loser and the
>> natural 'good' coming to the victor. (and there are still people who,
>> without laws, would see it that way).
> So, is it ironic then that society is more "moral" than ever, not in a
> religious sense but in compassion and a greater understanding of the
> consequences of their actions on others? Or with greater mobility and
> global awareness, many see foreigners more as people?
> I find it encouraging that it took years for the general public to turn
> against Vietnam but it is incredible that both the first and second Gulf
> wars were protested by millions before they even started. Fireboming
> Dresden today wouldn't be cheered by the public which is why the military
> knows if it does something like that today (Falluja), that it should keep
> it quiet.
I, too, think that society is maturing, but I think it is because of
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