Murder is relative. Many, the majority, will and do justify the killing of another human as being just hunky dory. Many who consider "murder" grievous, have no problem with the killing of an unborn child, or the killing of another adult human when they have broken some societal rule. Killing someone who has killed someone else. This seems to be one of the "exceptions". Never really could wrap my head around that one. How exactly it is "OK" to kill as punishment for killing.
Is that better Anna? So like I said originally...ROFLMFAO....Oh ya... murder is a horrible thing.
And to answer Ron's question, I think that morals are a cultural creation designed to keep people in a society civil with each other. Morals are the main basis for traditions.
There is loads of evidence for this. Ancient Celts and Picts, for instance, used to consider it moral to whack off enemies' heads and wear them on belts during battles. And people of New Guinea used to consider it moral to eat enemies. lol Some native Americans used to consider it moral to thief each others horses. etc etc
Not so simple. What makes it morally wrong for a person to kidnap then torture me for fun?
I believe it is wrong, but the question is what makes it wrong. What makes inflicting pain on another wrong?
Some would answer that it is a law if God, and just as science established physical kaws, sO God established spiritual laws.
Others might say it's because they don't enjoy torture. But what makes lack of enjoyment wrong?