Would anyone want to have a discussion on ethics in both magic and everyday life? Obviously most people are going to have a different take on ethics depending on their life experience, which I find to be a good thing. If we all thought the same that would be more scary to me because it would seem to be a type of group think.
Considering different points of view and a robust discussion regarding a diversity of ideas in ethics I think is vital to to both knowing oneself individually and promotes a healthy & thoughtful society.
Here is what got me spurred me to start this thread on Ethics and magik. I was at the dentist office and there was an old beaten up philosophical Journal and I read an article that basically argued that both polytheism and pantheism could never again be a viable religion or spiritual path because there is no basis for any form of enduring ethics in either polytheism or pantheism. Basically the article argued that anyone that sincerely followed either polytheism or pantheism were at best intellectual light weights who didn’t know any better or were a threat to human civilization.
Well that just pissed me off. So what do you guys think about that?
I think you found subtly concealed propaganda in a ‘philosophical’ magazine. Happen to remember the name of the rag by any chance?
That’s what is suspect to me. A person’s ethics can and often are mutually exclusive from their spiritual path. On that same note, it is BS that religion bestows ethics. Religions never bestow ethics, they impose morality. IMO there is a huge difference between ethics and morality.
I hold the existence of atheists with ethics to be proof of this.
It sounds like this article was either written intentionally by someone with an agenda, or an inability to realize when they are projecting. If not, their ‘philosophical’ perspective is shit.