Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t you a moral relativist? Based on your own philosophy these people are neither stupid or wrong, they are just doing what seems good to them. In their eye’s what they are doing is right, so it’s not only right, but justified and there is no wrong in it.
I don’t get you, what’s your problem with what they are doing? You spent pages defending things like this.[/quote]
What are you talking about? Moral relativism doesn’t prevent me from calling people stupid, watch. Pat you are one dumb SOB. See, I did it.
Not to get too far off point but moral relativism is just that moral relativism, which means that my morals and your morals may not be the same, allowing me to happily point out that yours suck. The issue here though isn’t morals, it is laws (they are not always the same). I did not spend pages arguing for stupid laws, I leave that to you and your anti women’s rights/anti gay marriage groups. The laws in Egypt are pretty jacked up (due in large part to their religion, which apparently isn’t big on tolerance) I would imagine that their “morality” may be a driving force in what they are doing, but I am more concerned with their legal system and its’ complete disregard for the fact that they are busy condemning to death Americans for burning a book or making a really bad video in America.
Ironically those people see the world just like you Pat, they are not moral relativists, if they were they probably wouldn’t be doing what they are doing.