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NC_Tigah
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So where does this even minutely changing morality come from?
Perceptions of the age.
i.e., I'd not consider Theodore Roosevelt immoral though he didn't consider an all male electorate unacceptable. It was just an element of the age.

On the other hand, if today someone objected to women voting . . . oh . . . wait . . . that may not be the best example


bencoleman
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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Does morality change with the times?
Yes it does.


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Does being a slave make one morally superior


No. In past history some who were slaves became free only to enslave other men.


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NC_Tigah
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sugar71
And see, I view manipulative a-holes who use grubby greedy redistributionism to steal from other peoples' pocketbooks to be deplorable, and abhorrent. But, in this current age, you probably consider your leanings as perfectly acceptable.


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Posted by FightinTiger Does morality change with the times?


Of course it does...you only have to look at social history norms to see it...it even differs culturally within the same era. Even religious morality changes...just look at Christianity.


KeyserSoze999
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
how bout an example or 2


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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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Perceptions of the age.
i.e., I'd not consider Theodore Roosevelt immoral though he didn't consider an all male electorate unacceptable. It was just an element of the age.


A lowly ex slave like Fredrick Douglass believed denying women the right to vote WAS immoral as did many men of his era who eventually helped to change this.

'Man of his times' is an unacceptable excuse for people on the wrong side of history when there were countless examples of people who thought differently.


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'Man of his times' is an unacceptable excuse for people on the wrong side of history when there were countless examples of people who thought differently.
I got to agree with this.


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SammyTiger
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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What if the individual does neither?


probably better than a slave owner. of course there are a lot of other thing you can be doing that makes you immoral. i am assuming this is the deciding factor.


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trackfan
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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Does morality change with the times?

I don't think so. Even when slavery was common throughout the world, the were always people who deplored the practice. However, not all forms of enslavement are equal. If two groups of people go to war with the understanding that the losers will become the slaves of the winners, is different that slavery solely based on race, religion or ethnicity.


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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
Unfortunate.


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trackfan
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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Of course it does...you only have to look at social history norms to see it...it even differs culturally within the same era. Even religious morality changes...just look at Christianity.

I think you're confusing cultural norms with morality.


FightinTigersDammit
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
A slave can be just as much of a douchebag as his owner. I don't see how he would be automatically superior, just from being enslaved.


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trackfan
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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A lowly ex slave like Fredrick Douglass believed denying women the right to vote WAS immoral as did many men of his era who eventually helped to change this.

'Man of his times' is an unacceptable excuse for people on the wrong side of history when there were countless examples of people who thought differently.

Amen! Vince Lombardi, whose life has been described as one long morality play, spoke out against the mistreatment of gays more than 50 years ago in his locker room! Considering the times, that took courage but there are many examples of people like him throughout history.


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NC_Tigah
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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how bout an example or 2



This post was edited on 9/19 at 8:58 pm


FT
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
They'd be wrong.


NC_Tigah
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They'd be wrong.
Not in 1900.


FT
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Not in 1900.
You're insane if you think THAT was ever wrong.

But seriously, societal norms and morals aren't the same thing.


cwill
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re: Does being a slave make one morally superior
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I think you're confusing cultural norms with morality.


The definition of what is moral/immoral behavior in 2013 is drastically different in some respects to what was moral/immoral behavior in 1790. That is is an unarguable fact.
This post was edited on 9/19 at 9:03 pm


NC_Tigah
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lowly
really?

res ipsa loquitur.



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