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Following the law isn't a code of morality. amirite?

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GnarlyStarwins avatar GnarlyStarwin Yeah You Are +10Reply

D&D players learn this early and quickly.

but the law is often made around the idea of morals so the two are linked

@XdJackieboi but the law is often made around the idea of morals so the two are linked

The history of law just doesn't give me any confidence that it should necessarily be a good moral guide: Slavery, the Holocaust, lack of woman's rights etc... were all facilitated and justified with laws of the time.

@Achilles982 The history of law just doesn't give me any confidence that it should necessarily be a good moral guide: Slavery...

You're right, there are lots of examples of times where it has been very clearly wrong - but I think it's coming to a point now where it does heavily rely on morals as a guide

contextrips avatar contextrip Yeah You Are +7Reply
@contextrip You're right, there are lots of examples of times where it has been very clearly wrong - but I think it's coming to...

I agree that most law now is heading in that direction - Let's just hope that when bad laws are passed we can still recognise them as bad. You see what I'm saying - too much faith in a system like that can be a bad thing.

@XdJackieboi but the law is often made around the idea of morals so the two are linked

Totally agree. While running a red light isn't necessarily immoral, killing is wrong absolutely.

@XdJackieboi but the law is often made around the idea of morals so the two are linked

Law is the lowest school of morality in my opinion. If someone's moral code starts and ends with the law, they've never developed their moral sense past baseline and being told what is good and bad

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