The Raving Theist

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April 7, 2006 | 8 Comments

Without laws, everything is permitted.

The Raving Atheist, Criminalize Everything, 2008


8 Responses to “Lawless”

  1. John Ivey
    April 9th, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

    Even without laws, society would be self-governing shunning murderers, thieves, etc.

  2. phalsephrophet
    April 9th, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

    Laws merely imply that a punishment is possible.

  3. Viole
    April 10th, 2006 @ 3:31 pm

    This is wonderful! At last we have positive proof that RA’s logical skills won’t improve with time.

  4. Mookie
    April 11th, 2006 @ 1:25 am

    Laws are formal rules for interacting with other entities. Some societies don’t have codified or written laws, and yet are still able to function. The ability of humans to feel empathy with others curbs senseless violence and disorder. We evolved to be members of a coherent group, our survival dependent on the survival and well-being of each and every person. Sometimes laws just get in the way of practical interactions, and are to be questioned as any absolute should be.

  5. bUCKET__
    April 11th, 2006 @ 11:23 am

    I have to agree with Viole, I’m pretty sure this contradicts other things that RA has said about morality.

  6. Thorngod
    April 11th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    Without secular legal systems, we would all be subjected to the laws of religion. Take your choice. -Thorngod.

  7. Thorngod
    April 11th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    With or without law, all things are permitted–including retribution.

  8. Mister Swill
    April 12th, 2006 @ 3:29 am

    I agree with mookie, except for the “each and every” part. Our survival is dependant on the well being of a large enough amount of the group.

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