Originally posted by jimmac
it is only that "I" "feel" that it is wrong. And yes I suspect that it may not be wrong to someone else.( in fact in this sick world,I am sure of it) Each person draws there own " perceptions" based on there own place in space and time and all that led them to be where they are, both physically and consciously. in the here and now.
I want to thank you for your honesty.
There are three aspects to evil. The fact of evil, the face of evil, and the feeling of evil.
You deny the fact of evil and you deny the face of evil by claiming it is only wrong to you but not wrong for me to cut off an infant's head. But you can't get away from the feeling of evil. You need to figure out why that is.
I applaud you though. You have taken both Darwinian thought and Atheism to the logical extent. You can not pass judgement on anything being inherently wrong. It is only wrong as far as you feel it is wrong. Yet, we don't all feel the same.
Some may feel it is alright to murder; some might feel it is alright to rape; others may feel differently.
It is as a said, before, "Some cultures prefer to love their neighbor others prefer to eat their neighbor. Do you have a personal preference."
Your morality is mere personal preference. Therefore, you have no inherent right to condemn the holocaust, or a man who blows up a school, or a child who steals a dollar item from the school.
But you can't get away from the lingering sense of evil. Do you really want to accept this as truth? That it is mere feelings?
Christianity says there is an absolute transcendent code of ethics not established by us but by God. Hence, it is not mere feeling although that goes along with it. You cannot get rid of your conscience. God placed that in you. But your mind has driven you to, I say this with kindness, madness. But your emotions still speak truth to you.
You need to search out why your emotions say what they do.
Again, I appreciate your honesty. 🙂
Edit: even you though, with your belief still comment, 'in fact in this sick world'. But is this not a projection of your own personal belief about the world? How can it be sick if it is truly just individual preference? I'm trying to get you to challenge that view. It allows anything and everything to go.