Re: meaning of life (RE: (repost) RE: GUNS: Re: Self Defense)

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jan 22 2001 - 09:14:07 MST

denis bider wrote:
> Samantha Atkins writes:
> > As far as I see you deny the very concept of meaning being meaningful.
> This interpretation is probably not what you intended, but - you're entirely
> correct. There is no meaning. Even 'meaning' has no meaning, in a universal
> sense of things.
> What I want to convey by the above words is this:
> Your text referred a lot to terms such as "fundamental rights" or
> "principles". But I do not admit *any* fundamental rights or principles
> other than those that can be experimentally verified. If you say "a person's
> right to life", I am merely confused. I cannot answer an argument of yours
> if it is based on "a person's right to life", because I don't admit any such
> universal rights or principles. You're relying on a fake authority, and I
> don't recognize that authority - it's just as when a catholic leans on the
> Bible in an argument with an atheist. No go.
> I *would* be able to consider your argument if you used more objective
> terms.

Do you believe in any sort of objective reality? If you do, then it
should be not very difficult to extrapolate objectively human rights
from physical law.

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