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Old 12-15-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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If you could steal, lie, cheat, murder, etc without getting caught and also not feel any remorse while doing it or in the future looking back on what you did, would you live a life without morals and doing whatever benefited without thinking if its good or bad?

I think there wouldn't be any reason to be a nice/moral person anymore. I wouldn't steal because it would be illegal and i would go to prison and also because i would feel bad doing it, but what stop me from stealing if i would never get caught and i didn't feel bad about it?
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:38 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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no one is going to come here and say yes .. the first person to do so will get beat to death by all the " holier than thou " members on here ...
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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no one is going to come here and say yes .. the first person to do so will get beat to death by all the " holier than thou " members on here ...
ill take this as your yes
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:00 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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but your initial premise is that you wouldn't get caught, therefore you would not go to prison.

Doubtful. There's always possibility of someone trying to get revenge. Payback's a blip on the c-d forum.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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but your initial premise is that you wouldn't get caught, therefore you would not go to prison.

Doubtful. There's always possibility of someone trying to get revenge. Payback's a blip on the c-d forum.
what if no one would get revenge on you...
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Frederick, Maryland
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If I didn't feel guilty about immoral behavior then I wouldn't consider such behavior immoral.

So yeah, I'd lie, cheat, steal and destroy to achieve my ends. Rules only apply to the other wimps, right? Narcissists do it everyday.

I don't think that way.....I try to live by a socially accepted moral code and have paid a financial cost for doing so. But I saw it in the business world everyday.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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what if no one would get revenge on you...
What if whiskey flowed from the cold water taps...
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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If you could steal, lie, cheat, murder, etc without getting caught and also not feel any remorse while doing it or in the future looking back on what you did, would you live a life without morals and doing whatever benefited without thinking if its good or bad?

I think there wouldn't be any reason to be a nice/moral person anymore. I wouldn't steal because it would be illegal and i would go to prison and also because i would feel bad doing it, but what stop me from stealing if i would never get caught and i didn't feel bad about it?
Without remorse? Well, I guess I would. If I don't recognize that there is anything to be remorseful about why would I believe or feel that I did something wrong? Sounds like you are talking about having a sociopathic personality as if it were an intellectual decision. Makes no sense.

In order to willingly refrain from actions I have to have some belief that they are wrong. Otherwise one only refrains from fear of what others will do to you.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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If you could steal, lie, cheat, murder, etc without getting caught and also not feel any remorse while doing it or in the future looking back on what you did, would you live a life without morals and doing whatever benefited without thinking if its good or bad?

I think there wouldn't be any reason to be a nice/moral person anymore. I wouldn't steal because it would be illegal and i would go to prison and also because i would feel bad doing it, but what stop me from stealing if i would never get caught and i didn't feel bad about it?
If you didn't feel any remorse then you probably wouldn't consider it "immoral" so the question becomes moot.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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If you could steal, lie, cheat, murder, etc without getting caught and also not feel any remorse while doing it or in the future looking back on what you did, would you live a life without morals and doing whatever benefited without thinking if its good or bad?

I think there wouldn't be any reason to be a nice/moral person anymore. I wouldn't steal because it would be illegal and i would go to prison and also because i would feel bad doing it, but what stop me from stealing if i would never get caught and i didn't feel bad about it?

It's not a sense of morals, exactly. It's just a sense of how you live with other human beings in the world. Do you want other people stealing your stuff? OK, then, don't steal their stuff. I am a firm believer that you treat other people the way you want to be treated.
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