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Relativism and Morality

Kawana Waters

SOC 120

Tim Carter

01/17/12

In “Some Moral Minima,” Lenn Goodman disputes on certain things that simply wrong. I totally agree with him. Slavery, Polygamy, and Incest are just some of the things that he feels is wrong. It is never acceptable for the amount of killing just to kill, raping to get a good desire, or take advantage of someone’s rights for gain of success, respect or approval of others. Goodman was right about that everyone whether it be man, woman, or child has the right to live and be free from all cold-hearted behavior. No one should be treated like an animal. Goodman just explains himself on judging things that are morally right. I feel that all individuals should be treated equal and able to live their own life.

Violators have no right to commit the treacherous acts that the do to innocent people. People should not judge one another. Why should individuals have the right to rape, murder, and take advantage of others rights just to possess, for selfishness, and greed? Some cultures and individuals have to disagree with Goodman’s point of ideas. How can you argue with the fact of someone’s ideas that can help save lives and decent respectful standings? These individuals who disagree with the ideas may go against this due to their culture or because of the way they were taught growing up.

Warfare is also an issue at times in our country if we may need to go to war and kill for good reasoning. It could be to protect someone’s life or to get back what may have been stolen from our country, protect our country from evil individuals who are trying to attack our country. Goodman says “terrorism is a tool of policy, not a cry of despair (Goodman, 2010)” from a

professional view. Terrorism shows the sacredness some display to human rights and abuses a media urge for sensation.…...

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