Exactly. Not letting the dead hand rule.
There were arguably valid reasons for the dietary laws of the Bible that
Paul and Alan still adhere to, but refrigeration and an understanding of
how food spoils has gone a long way in my mind to alter the the
fundamental belief that Paul & Alan have of not eating pork, for instance.
Buck Calabro wrote:
>>>> Why isn't it possible for me to believe that my choices are correct for
>>>> me, and accept that your choices are correct for you?
>>> Because you disagree with me and yet you still want to talk about it.
>> Because my positions are always nudged this way and that by the
>> interactions I have with life as it occurs? Isn't that valid?
> Well, under your philosophy (every philosophy is OK for its owner), of
> course it's valid! <grin> But how does one reconcile being right
> with moving one's position? Does 'right' change? If so, how do we
> find what 'right' means? If it doesn't mean anything special then
> what are good and evil? Is 'don't kill people' sort of a general
> guideline? One which each of us can choose to violate because our
> philosophy is right for us?
> Ultimately this discussion is about society, fitting in and how morés
> change over time.
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