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Telling Apart Right and Wrong.
Check: Harm, Flourishing, Priorities.
The Harm Principle: top priority.
Flourishing: vital.
The Offense Principle: no priority.

Every now and then I'm hit by a EUREKA. Lately I've had a couple about how to figure out what's right and what's wrong - especially in relation to Islamic demands that we not offend Islam and give the Islam total freedom. It's felt very important to share the eurekas with you because they show that the Islamic demands are out of line with what's right (by non-Islamic standards). This gives us a tool to answer anyone who says, for example, that it's wrong to offend.

This is stuff I haven't heard from others, even though it should be utterly obvious.

If you want to go straight to the video, here it is:
WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG? (10 min)
Website: http://elsasemporium.com/right-and-wrong
Youtube: https://youtu.be/rmxNBnQM5Q0
right and wrong, priorities

One very important thing: PRIORITIES. We hear about not offending - but we don't hear what should be the next question: what's the priority? We hear about freedom of religion - but we don't hear what should be the next question: what's the priority? We hear about freedom of speech, and about hate speech - and again, that obvious next questoin is generally missing.

Why is that next question so important? Because very few rules are absolute. Usually there are priorities.

But the way things are currently generally presented, not offending Islamics is given as if it were something absolute. In that case, the death of the West, without this being said, has a lower priority than offending someone. That doesn't make sense. Another insanity: the death of the West (without this being said) is generally given a lower priority than freedom of religion.

Most people don't realize how important it is to pay attention to priorities.

Why not? The answer is obvious. It wouldn't be to the benefit of Islam if we evaluated priorities. It also would not be to the benefit of the millions upon millions of people in the West who are too scared to acknowledge the truth about Islam. It's much easier for them to act as if they were being moral when they claim it's wrong to offend, instead of admitting that they're just too scared to offend Islamics.

Anyway, here are 3 vital words to help tell apart what's right and what's wrong in different situations. Harm. Flourishing. Priorities.

WHAT’S RIGHT OR WRONG? 3 HELPFUL WORDS
(10 min)
Website: http://elsasemporium.com/right-and-wrong
Youtube: https://youtu.be/rmxNBnQM5Q0

Comments welcome.

The next time you hear anyone mention not offending, freedom of religion or the horror of hate speech, you can just let them know that it seems they have their priorities all wrong. Or you can do the Socratic thing: you can ask them justify their priorities. For example, freedom of religion, according to them, seems to be more important than the equality of women, the safety of gays and lesbians, our general safety, the continuation of our civilization, etc. Why is that, you can ask sweetly.

All the best to all who care and dare,

Elsa


PS. Last time I sent out Fear is the Key (8 min). One of the things I talked about was inappropriate non-fear due to trauma:
Website: http://elsasemporium.com/fear-is-key
Youtube: https://youtu.be/1luLOmEfhsI

I have 2 bits of relevant information about Germans, plus a great response from Pere Boulad, a Jesuit priest who has worked in Egypt for over 60 years.

Studies show that most Germans, like so many other people in the West, are more afraid of climate change than terrorism. Second, despite the influx of over a million Islamic incomers in a year and many associated problems, studies show that Open Borders Merkel is almost guaranteed to win the upcoming election. Why? Fear. Studies show that most Germans fear change, fear risking something other than what is happening, from all the evidence - the ongoing destruction of Germany. It's doom - but it's familiar. Merkel is barely campaigning:
http://www.barenakedislam.com/
More here:
https://youtu.be/G_h07NRQl4U

Then, a friend sent the video on fear to Pere Boulad, a Jesuit priest who has worked in Egypt for over 60 years. Pere Boulad wrote back about this un-fear of Islam:

Thank you for this link that touches upon an essential point: FEAR.

Fear is a survival instinct, with brings up self-defense and the readiness to fight. Without it, we are finished. . . and that is suicide "by omission," if I may say so. Islamophobia is exactly this reaction against the fear of fear. 

I find that the approach of this woman makes a lot of sense. Thank you.

If you haven't yet watched Fear is the Key (8 min), here again is the link:
Website: http://elsasemporium.com/fear-is-key
Youtube: https://youtu.be/1luLOmEfhsI



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posted August 17, 2017


Telling Apart Right and Wrong.
Check: Harm, Flourishing, Priorities.
The Harm Principle: top priority.
Flourishing: vital.
The Offense Principle: no priority.



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Check: Harm, Flourishing, Priorities.
The Harm Principle: top priority.
Flourishing: vital.
The Offense Principle: no priority.

 


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