If nature means 'in and of nature' like societal means 'in and of society', then rape, killing, etc. are all a part of nature. People have many diff. definitions of natural.
Another fact: human beings abhor rape because it hurts people, it has nothing to do with the naturallness of it. We abhor things that hurt us directly or that hurt us when we empathize with the victim. That's why so many people had so many strong reactions to this story - the pain of the little girl, not the 'unnaturalness of the act'.
You just dismiss any argument that doesn't confirm everything you believe about the world.
Also, please tell what I'm rationalizing?
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
ok, everything that happens is natural..... Wow, deep thinking.. It's friday, the argument lacks any intellectual depth, So the Bossman is cutting out early today... Have fun with your "Everything is natural" argument.. . /facepalm
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I started this thread utterly disgusted by the brutal crime. I am ending this thread utterly disgusted by some of the posters. Those posters, and you know who the hell you are, should be ashamed of yourselves. The fact that you're not is a testament to your narcissim and lack of humanity.
Last edited by DiAnna; 03-11-11 at 04:23 PM.
Originally Posted by Arcadius
I think punishment and retribution are very juvenile concepts when regarding crime. In this case I think the perpetrators should simply be removed from society, to keep them from harming anyone else. Instead people are just saying they should be murdered or castrated. And my favorite, that they are somehow sub-human. This is one of the reasons I value logic over emotion.
Yeah, that is called punishment. Thanks for displaying your ability (or lack of) to implement logic...