Re: virus: Methods of Thinking

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 14:12:06 -0700 (PDT)

> >I believe there is no more fundamentally
> >moral act than earning a profit by free trade; no motive more
> >noble than self-interest; no sin greater than self-sacrifice.
> Isn't this just taking conventional morality and turning it
> upside down? Wouldn't it be more rational to drop the
> concept of morality altogether?

There is a vast chasm of difference between not having moral
values, and having strong moral values that happen to be
different from "convention". Conventional morality is usually
based on silly notions like God or duty. I reject those, but
I embrace the concept of morality itself--in fact, because I
believe my particular moral values are based more on reality
than those of others, I hold them even more strongly.