Thursday, October 8, 2009

Being Good vs Having Fun

This is a false dilemma. If you hang out with people who reject all limitations of morality and law it quickly becomes apparent how little fun they actually have. On the other hand there are groups of people who are very strict about morality and are extremely bitter and cranky. However, I hang out with my friends. We live by a very lofty standard of morality and have so much fun it seems like there should be a law against it! You would think these restrictions of morality would hamper us and make it to where we can't have as much fun but in the end they don't. It seems crazy but it actually lets you have more fun and be more alive and free if you choose to live with high standards. It is amazing how free you actually become.


Mark said...

I propose the following moral dilemmas.

I'll be good as long as my life is fun, perfect and easy.

Everything in life can be judged as utterly corrupt or utterly pure.

There is no such thing as a lesser of two evils.

I look upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves.

Man can do what he wants, and he can will what he wills.

if God is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, and every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men responsible for their deeds and thoughts before such an almighty Being? In giving out punishment and rewards He would to a certain extent be passing judgment on Himself. How can this be combined with the goodness and righteousness ascribed to Him?

Mark said...

...Plus the thought process lacks a certain objectivity, not that I'm disagreeing but, I does have a sense of a distinct "Hurray for us" assertiveness to it. Hay, your blog. Do as you wish.

I'm just saying, there is no true morality, without as sense of objectivity, that sense of "seeing one's self" and not just judging others ... If one were to be truly moral one would see the constant need for self improvement.