ISIS and moral relativism

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    Meanwhile in the world of gray...yeah that world where you must choose the lesser of two evils, Shiites are calling for the US to intervene because well, they are losing the battle on the battlefield. These are the same people that were fighting the US while we were there. We don't want to strengthen the hand of the Shiites and Iran if we can help it. remember what Petreaus said, we don't want to be see as the Shiite air force.
    In Syria, if we bomb IS, we strengthen the hand of the government/Hesbollah/Iran. Do you see the conundrum? We will probably bomb them anyway, but again we don't want to be seen as taking aides. Remember, the Sunnis in Syrian were oppressed in Syria under the Alawites (Shiites), where as in Iraq the reverse was true until we intervened.
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    I got a kick out of this one. The comic-book-like concept of 'evil' being too much for us beginners to understand and all.
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    Glad to see you remain infatuated with your own brilliance. Do carry on. o_O
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    Their religious tome claims that Jesus was sinless, and that Jesus was a prophet. So even a Muslim would tell you that Deuteronomy 20 is an authoritative religious text because Jesus himself believed that the Torah was scripture.
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    You just tickle me, Lawdog.
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    But the Muslims seem to have a hang-up with the part about, if Jesus were really God's Son, God would not have let Him be crucified.
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    Okay that clears it up where you are coming from. Thanks.

    But you are wrong about morality if you use good and evil in your divine command theory/Christian way as opposed to the common usage of the terms, since your definition would basically make all but Christians moral, and even then, a specific subset of them. And there is no substantive basis for such a claim. And to go back to a complaint you had, it too is morally relative.
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    So now you are using a section of your religious tome to give authority to the tome itself.

    Its true because there is section inside of it that says its true. That's why its true. :confused::confused:

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