Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"The Ultimate Test of a Moral Society...."

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Mystic Wing said...

Hey, Paul. I'm very much on board the last two quotes from Bonhoeffe. And thanks for the recent mention of my current blogging theme.

The DOMAI site seems relatively tasteful, and I think it wouldn't be terrible for 14 year olds. But the women seem a little young to me. Did it strike you the same way?

These kind of sites, not to mention all magazines that propose to celebrate the beauty of nudity, seem to think that only the very young are beautiful.

This might be an interesting theme for discussion.

Paul said...

Hi Mystic!

I like the DOMAI site for several reasons including how the models come across as persons. But, yeah, they're all very young. I've wondered about that too -- maybe I can take your suggestion and work up a post on it.

Although this seems to go against the cult of youth, I think older women tend to have a confidence that makes them supremely beautiful and sexy, but I'm not sure that's as easy to capture with a camera as the beauty of youth.

Bonhoeffe you probably know was the German theologian executed in 1945 for his alleged participation in the plot to kill Hitler. I wonder if he actually was involved in that plot, or if the charges against him were just trumped up?

CorgiGuy said...

I suggest that morality is merely agreement on conduct.Rules that we agree to live by; so we can live in peace with one another.

What's moral in one culture my be immoral in another.

Paul said...

That's certainly a legitimate view, Corgiguy. But aren't some morals more rational than others? Or, more humane?

CorgiGuy said...

Rational morals? Let's see slavery was ok a ages back and then we realized it was not ok. Poligamy is ok with some not ok with most. Gays in the militatry, don't ask don't tell. Ilegal Aliens do we deport them or give them a break

I think is more like the agreement of the majority.