Why or why not?
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Thank you for sharing your opinion :)
Can you explain why it would still be immoral despite having, hypothetically, the approval of the majority of the world's populace?
The majority of people here accept the fact that we bomb other countries killing people constantly. It is deemed morally acceptable or the norm by the majority of Americans because they feel they can justify it. Sad, but the masses are ignorant.
The question wasn't about war. It was about the Holocaust. It was about rounding up people, and marching them into gas chambers. It was about extermination, not winning a war. When is that ever moral?
But why would that not be moral even if the majority approve?
Morality isn't a majority rules issue. Rounding up a specific group of people, and exterminating them is wrong, no matter how many people say they want it. We can vote on the small stuff. This? No voting. Genocide is inhuman.
In a world where a majority wouldn't have had a problem with the Holocaust, the very basics of morality would probably be completely opposite.
You cannot say for certain Lisa that it would be inhuman, as strange as it sounds.
Based on what do you claim it's "inhuman"? What are you grounding your moral values in?
Why? How is human life objectively of more value than any other organism's?
A lot of people do value non-human lives on the same level as human lives. But in general, we can more easily relate to our own species. So it's logical we would value human lives over non-human ones.
So it isn't an objective valuation but mere sentimentality?
Correct, it's not objective. We're incredibly biased when it comes to our own importance. And there is no third party of equal or greater intelligence to give us a second opinion.
Thank you for your answer. Now, why do you feel it would still be immoral despite the fact that, hypothetically, it enjoyed the approval of the globe's majority?
To use my mother's argument: if the majority of the world agreed to jump off a bridge, would that make it right? Just because people agree to it, doesn't mean it's right.
Why not? What are you grounding your morality in?
Humanity. We're humans, not sheep. Rounding up our fellow humans and gassing them to death because we don't like their religion is wrong. It's always wrong, no matter how many people participate. It's genocide.
And just what makes humanity of more value than sheep?