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The Euthyphro dilemma is found in Plato's dialogue Euthyphro, in which Socrates asks Euthyphro: "Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?" (10a)
In monotheistic terms, this is usually transformed into: "Is what is moral commanded by God because it is moral, or is it moral because it is commanded by God?" The dilemma has continued to present a problem for theists since Plato presented it and it is still an object of theological and philosophical debate.
Here we go again. Asking where I’ve been! Suspicious minds all over! Isn’t suspicion the opposite of that famous faith/pistis thingie? And yet Blind Faith has led many in deep deep darkness and trouble.
What kind of faith tells you that it is wrong to kill your son but OK for God to ask?
What kind of faith tells you to wipe out a whole nation and not leave a soul alive and not call it genocide? Why oh why do I have to do God’s dirty work is what I wanna know?
Don’t you know the snowball effect of this us and them massacres?
We are still living it every single day.
I read recently someone who said it was OK to get mad at God he can take it.
And I also kind of know that my questions as immature as they are do not have any malice in them but genuine thirst for understanding, for justice and wisdom.
Try to understand those Davids getting away with Bathsheba and murder while Cain got the cane for it.
Solomon’s thousand Bathshebas kind of caught up on him but still he had it mighty good too.
And that is only a minute detail of the gazillion legends and myths out there not even covering the occidental ones and not touching the deep sea of oriental mythology.
All these funny too human greek gods for instance with their petty soap ops.
We sure love a good story that’s for sure.
But yes Morality is a complex thing.
Many years ago it was just proper for a 30 year old male to marry a 12 year old on the premise that if nature has made her fertile she is fair game now it is highly frowned upon, ask Jerry Lee Lewis.
It was normal for the Adult Male Greek to have a regular young lover boy , a toyboy, and no one would frown upon this.
Tis normal in many countries for a husband to have many wives and it has been for many years as per those 1001 nights harem stories. Strangely enough though it has never been considered normal for a woman to have many men/husbands we always have a special name for those.
Death Penalty is bad for some, yet for many, abortion is ok.
Napalming little innocent children is a good smell in the morning. Yet impaling is considered barbaric today.
How do the makers of napalm sleep at night is what I’d like to know. We are not talking about ancient history here. So called collateral damage is still a day to day business and oh yeah the best of all friendly fire what an oxymoron.
Collateral damage for those of you who don’t know is Orwellian NewSpeak for babies’ arms flying in the air in flames... fine and dandy as long as it is not YOUR BABY!
Ah good ole George aka Eric Blair: another prophet of no profit.
All of our senses have been numbed and dulled by clever spin.
A disguised truth is nothing short of a lie.
Media of today = medium of yesterday
Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deu 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
We ,and by “we” of course include myself, we have been numbed, dumbed , killed inside if not outside.
Whether “they” added SOMA* to our water or tightened our band a la Harrison Bergeron* we are as cold as ice. We can watch a whole nation being chopped to death by machetes and get up and go eat our Big Mac. It’s Idiocracy* all over again.
We have been manufactured servile deltas.
Everybody besides and even before the good book should read 1984 and Brave New World and learn from it.
*Soma, Deltas, and so many more are all images from different DYSTOPIAS: my favourite stories so much more realistic than fairy tales and utopias.
Logan’s Run, Harrison Bergeron, Idiocracy Terminator, Brave New World,
Animal Farm, 1984, Flowers for Algernon, , all dystopias opposite of Utopia,
Clockwork Orange, Running Man ,Fifth Element, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now and even Star Wars in a way.
Lies upon lies upon lies and we know it. This is why they call it spin.
Blood and Guts and Misery and we call it Honour and Glory and Freedom.
Monkeys with money and guns.
Like Socrates I can only ask questions and it is to the rest of us to try to decipher the answers by exhaustive research and study of history and facts.