the-wandering-warrior asked: Lemme know if i overstep, im just following logic here. so if there's noone to answer to in the end, what if i decide i can take life on a whim and that's ok? If i can avoid the government, who is there to stop me?
If by “okay” you mean you can live your life basically the same way you did before murdering someone (except without whatever role your victim had in your life of course) if you can avoid being caught by law enforcement - then yeah, sure murder would be “okay”.
Personally, though (and I hope I’m not stepping on your toes here), I think any moral system that answers the question “who is there to stop me from murdering someone” is anything other than “myself” is flawed.
(I feel like the quotation marks around okay in the first paragraph come across as dismissive and patronizing but they’re not meant that way I promise I just have different definitions of “okay”.)