Originally posted by checkbaiterSo in summary, if you don't worship God, he'll make you gay?
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with ...[text shortened]... ndecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Originally posted by twhiteheadI figured you would critique that section but not the last part which is man at his base nature....
So in summary, if you don't worship God, he'll make you gay?
Not sure I see the relevance to the thread.
Originally posted by twhiteheadOf course, the crucial difference is that I'm killing bits and bytes whereas those people thought they were killing real animals. In real life I'm a big pussy when it comes to hurting/killing animals. If I have a fly in my house I often catch it with my hands (if it's not too fast) and let if fly away outside.
Someone on youtube did an experiment with tortoises by the side of the road. A number of drivers will deliberately drive over a tortoise. Some drivers stop and move them off the road. I think this is also a situation where we feel there are no consequences and we either resort to our own morals, or behave badly just because we can.
Originally posted by twhiteheadSure, your op was on what would drive some people to do evil if there were no law for 24 hours. Did I get that right?
I didn't comment because there was nothing much to comment on.
I still fail to see the relevance. Could you enlighten us?
Originally posted by twhitehead...without harming anyone...
Yes, I am sure that is true. I am curious though if anyone here says they would be seriously immoral in a war zone. As I noted, in the OP, some people are willing to publicly state they would be serial rapists given the opportunity.
I don't think I would. I do think that I might loot a shop or rob a bank if given the opportunity to do so without conseque ...[text shortened]... thout harming anyone.
I don't think I would steal from an individual even without consequences.
Originally posted by checkbaiterIts not clear to me that that is the case. Does it say that those things are in man and God just let them do them, or did God cause them to do them?
This verse I quoted reveals what is potentially IN man that would cause this kind of behavior.
Originally posted by Great King RatYes, I meant physically harming someone.
Do you mean only physically harming someone here, or also other ways of harming people?
Originally posted by Great King Rat"If you see a wallet lying on the street with money in it, do you take it to the police or do you keep it?"
[b]...without harming anyone...
Do you mean only physically harming someone here, or also other ways of harming people? Because I don't think it's actually possible to rob a bank without harming anyone.
If you see a wallet lying on the street with money in it, do you take it to the police or do you keep it?
If you're in a store wit ...[text shortened]... e there aren't any cameras watching you)?
Or were you only talking about a warzone situation?[/b]
Originally posted by Great King RatNot weird. It's probably because you are a King Rat.
Softie. Though that and "pussy" sounds like a much worse trait than it actually is. I suppose it comes from a surplus of empathy. I don't mind having that. I could never work at an animal testing facility though. Unless the only thing that's being tested is how cute various types of puppies are.
You know what else is weird?
When I see animal suffering on tv I find that much harder to look at than human suffering.
Originally posted by twhiteheadThere are lots of trolls on Facebook. Don't let it keep you up nights.
I saw a question on Facebook. It asked what you would do if there were no laws for 24 hours. One of the responses was someone who said he would go out and rape a whole lot of girls. It struck me as odd. This suggests the only thing holding him back from being a serial rapist is fear of punishment.
How many here would completely throw away their morals if ...[text shortened]... ties (or think they can) and atrocities happen. What percentage of people behave in this manner?
Originally posted by SwissGambitI don't think it matters whether he was trolling, joking, exaggerating, talking without thinking, or telling the truth. I still think its interesting to ask what people would do without consequences. How much of our behaviour is governed by our morality and how much by consequences.
There are lots of trolls on Facebook. Don't let it keep you up nights.