The problem, however, is that much of what people believe in the name of religion is intrinsically divisive, unreasonable, and incompatible with genuine morality. The truth is that the only rational basis for morality is a concern for the happiness and suffering of other conscious beings. **This emphasis on the happiness and suffering of others explains why we don’t have moral obligations toward rocks.**
t also explains why (generally speaking) people deserve greater moral concern than animals, and why certain animals concern us more than others. If we show more sensitivity to the experience of chimpanzees than to the experience of crickets, we do so because there is a relationship between the size and complexity of a creature’s brain and its experience of the world.
What are your thoughts on this saying?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by myheartx4 at 12:57 AM on Jun. 10, 2010
Why we don’t have moral obligations towards rocks?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Jun. 10, 2010
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