My Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film was released on Audible this week. In celebration, I would like to give one or maybe two away. I have been contemplating lately how important it is to respect other’s feelings and experiences no matter if they don’t parallel another’s. I believe we shouldn’t lower ourselves to base levels. I believe we should take the high road and treat people like we want to be treated. But I also believe that when good people see evil and do nothing, they are akin to the one committing the evil act. Maybe all of this comes from a man on Facebook saying hateful things about me and my family. Maybe its because I am interviewing witnesses to the JFK Assassination and are friends with many who find those memories painful and are still afraid to share.
What is Moral Responsibility? Is there truly such a thing if our lives and actions are pre-determined? Furthermore if our lives are predetermined do we truly have free will? And if we don’t have free will, how can we ever be considered morally responsible for our actions? Where does desire, experience, genetics, emotion and history fit into this? Is the lack of moral responsibility why people attack each other online, at children’s baseball games, or at political gatherings?
The Psychology Wiki says:
In ethics, moral responsibility is primarily the responsibility related to actions and their consequences in social relations. It generally concerns the harm caused to an individual, a group or the entire society by the actions or inactions of another individual, group or entire society.
So, here are the questions. Choose one and comment on it. Ready?
- Does forcing witnesses to share their experiences of the JFK Assassination help society even though it may hurt them and their families?
- When the government is responsible for evidence and loses it, should they be held accountable, and if so how?
- When a person labels themselves an “expert” or “witness” and then gives false or manufactured memories gleaned from years of public research by others and claims it as their own should they be held accountable?
- How much of human behavior is determined by past events, and how much does this matter—if it does matter—for free will and moral responsibility?
So there are the questions, now for the rules. The rules are:
- You must be a registered user of this site.
- You must use your legal name when you sign up.
- You must have a verifiable email address.
- You cannot be related to me <smile>
- You agree to have your answer, if chosen, published on this site when the contest is over (August 7th, 2016)
- Here is the link to the book
Thanks for playing along.