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The Ethics of Life

Enter here to explore ethical issues and discuss the meaning and source of morality.
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Compassionist
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The Ethics of Life

#1 Post by Compassionist » July 24th, 2019, 5:10 pm

“Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.” – Albert Schweitzer, “Civilization and Ethics”, 1949.

I totally agree with the above. It makes me so sad that we live in an evil world where the evil ones (carnivores and omnivores) prosper and the innocent ones (herbivores and autotrophs) perish. Although, some would argue that even herbivores are evil as they consume plants. Plants are not sentient but they are alive. Although, consuming fruits does not harm the plants as fruits are grown by the plants for consumption by birds and animals. I tried being a fruitarian but it was impossible to get all the nutrients from fruits alone so I became a vegan. I am so sad that an estimated 79% of the humans currently alive are omnivores, 20% are vegetarians and only 1% are vegans. We should all be pacifist vegans and live ethically. How can we persuade everyone to become a pacifist vegan?

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Re: The Ethics of Life

#2 Post by robincooper » August 15th, 2019, 8:02 am

You can learn Kant ethics. I think there is a fuller answer on your question.
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Re: The Ethics of Life

#3 Post by Compassionist » August 20th, 2019, 7:00 pm

robincooper wrote:You can learn Kant ethics. I think there is a fuller answer on your question.
Thank you. I think if everyone became a pacifist vegan, everyone would be better off as veganism is better for people, animals and the planet.

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