But this fact is entirely relevant. Irrationality is something that people typically don’t choose, but is instead imposed on us by hormones and the like. Love is a prime example. If you could choose who to love, life would be far easier for everyone.
They derive pleasure from it. That’s their only real end.
Did they, at some point in their lives, decide that they would derive pleasure from viewing children as sexual objects? Of course not. No one chooses their sexuality. You didn’t choose to be straight. Granted, if you’re married, you chose that, but that’s not the same as choosing the orientation to begin with.
Heck, if this whole deal with orientation is a choice, I wish I could just choose to be asexual. Life would be incredibly simple. I bet loads of people would choose that.
Which means that all you’ve done is set an arbitrary bar according to the subjective and relative morality that you choose to accept.
As I’ve said in other threads you’ve been in, everyone makes arbitrary stipulations at some point. Everyone has their “axioms”. At some point, you chose Christian morality because, for whatever reason, you sympathized with the doctrine espoused by it. You can’t use this doctrine to substantiate the choice, because that would be circular reasoning. The choice was yours and yours alone.
The problem is that when your morality “bumps up”(no pun intended) against their morality-the morality of the pedophile/pederast/bestiality lover, etc.
Scary stuff. So you’re telling me that, if morality is subjective as I surmise, then lots of people in the world will disagree with each other over matters of morality? Will they also debate over the correct policies that should be implemented for the public good? Will they disagree as to what the public good is? Will they take to Internet forums to discuss moral issues further? Would it be the case that we’d have an entire tradition of philosophers opining and arguing about morality that extends back for millennia?
You’ve convinced me. It’s a good thing we don’t live in such a world.
The problem is you didn’t create yourself, so you don’t “own” your body, nobody does. Its a gift.
If you insist you can only own what you make, you can feel free to surrender all of your property now. I’m sure you didn’t make your computer, your house, your land, or your clothes.