Tuesday, April 08, 2008
LET'S MAKE MORALITY FUN Are you turned off by the authoritarian, libido-mistrusting perversity of the right-wing moral code, but equally reluctant to embrace the atheism embedded in the left wing's code of goodness? Are you hungry for a value system rooted in beauty, love, pleasure, and liberation instead of order, control, politeness, and fear, but allergic to the sophistry of the New Age? Are you apathetic toward the saccharine goodness evangelized by sentimental, superstitious fanatics, but equally bored by the intellectuals who worship at the empty-hearted shrine of scientific materialism? It may be time for you to whip up your very own moral code. If you do, you might want to keep the following guidelines in mind: 1. A moral code becomes immoral unless it can thrive without a devil and enemy. 2. A moral code grows ugly unless it prescribes good-natured rebellion against automaton-like behavior offered in its support. 3. A moral code becomes murderous unless it's built on a love for the fact that EVERYTHING CHANGES ALL THE TIME, and unless it perpetually adjusts its reasons for being true. 4. A moral code will corrupt its users unless it ensures that their primary motivation for being good is because it's fun. 5. A moral code deadens the soul of everyone it touches unless it has a built-in sense of humor.
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