Originally Posted by WhatThePhuc
thanks for illustrating my point
if people know about it, they may treat it as taboo, as you do
sex without commitment is another example of something treated as taboo in some cultures, but socially accepted or even supported in other cultures
you need to take a step back and analyze the factors that go into making something "good" or "bad"
for example, you say that lust is worse than love, that it's a problem that needs to be controlled
some factors that may go into that may be your religion; while it's not acceptable in say...Catholicism, sexual pleasure is ok in say....Hinduism
SOC's post was basically bringing up a factor that went into incest being "bad"
if that factor is gotten rid of, then what other factors are there to look at?
another factor that everyone brought up are the biological problems through childbirth
if THAT factor is gotten rid of, what other factors can we look at?
and on and on and on....
Do you really have to make multiple posts to point out that this is an opinion based subject? A lot of us are all aware there is no correct answer to this question, just like 99% of all things in life.
Please post something that has some depth and not just the basic method for arguing. (Of course, I only skimmed this thread so I could be wrong about your posts but I am too lazy to check as I have little interest in this topic.)
If you are a person who believes in definite answers than I have a hard time relating to you at all. I am a person of open-mind and while I have opinions on things, I can understand those with different views.
Why do I think "early" incest (Look at my first post) is wrong? My main reason, beyond other things is that it shelters your horizons more often than not. I mean I guess if you're fine being with the first person you see when you're born for the rest of your life that's fine but I think exploring more is best.
Sorry but it's hard to argue with me as I really have no definite answer to anything. Think of my opinions as sliders on a scale which will tip and turn to my experiences. Example would be that while I have never once picked up a bible, I believe in god because I think it's more fun that way. So my scale which normally lies inbetween both yes or no, I lean toward yes just slightly. (And it could, very likely, tip to the other side someday.)
I feel I would drive off-topic even more if this post continued so I'll stop it here. There's some things I'd like to say but they would make no sense without paragraphs of off-topic explanation.
I will say one last thing though and that is if you're going to label things in factors and debate why society deems something as wrong or right. You need to pick a society. You're giving multiple examples of different societies to contradict the statement itself. You're essentially saying that it is an opinion and like different people, different cultures have different opinions. As I said before, you need to allow more depth if you plan to actually debate this. (However pointless it may be.)