Friday, June 12, 2015

Waikato Times letter of the week #52

This is from the edition of Tuesday 9 June. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed in the Waikato Times.
Fact or perception
Religions and any discussions as to the facts can only ever be perceptions espoused by folks who are conditioned/educated or experience some character changing event. All reality is related to the mind and how our minds interpret perceptions that we are able to convey to other humans. All perceptions will be unique and personal! There is no way of knowing that what we say is “red” is exactly the same as viewed by others. What I see and what you see will be different – we experience an approximation that is acceptable as similar.
Claims religions are the source of morality can only be the thinking of some similar perceptions to those making the claim. It is a reasonable perception that all living forms’ main purpose is to reproduce successfully. To do will at times require many to be eliminated/killed! Thus a mother’s born instinct is to protect/nurture her offspring. But there may be times when ensuring survival will require killing of offspring. Perceptions on such issues will always be subject to interpretations of right and wrong. Morality is just grouped Homo sapean perceptions.
Barry Ashby
So here is Eddie Vedder with Betchadupa in April 2001:



New Zealand Gerald said...

"To do will at times require many to be eliminated/killed!" Sounds like Schopenhauer translated by Google. Did Barry's stand out or were you spoiled for choice?

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Stephen Stratford said...

Barry's is pretty standard. There are other letter writers who are equally loco but they write on local issues. Fluoride in the water, traffic control, that sort of thing. I try to select ones to quote that have a wider relevance. If "relevance" is the mot juste.