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Date Posted: Mon April 23, 2007 20:52:06
Author: ted
Subject: A question of morality?
In reply to: Comicality 's message, "Another dark question...." on Tue February 06, 2007 05:25:36

I'm not sure this is even a question of morality. After all, do we judge the lion as "evil" and expect it to feel guilt for feeding off a gazell? The concept of murder being 'wrong' is someting that human society has created in order for us to mutually coexist. Being 'programmed' to feel guilt over murder is a useful and necissary taboo in society but is nevertheless artificial/learnt. We impose that morality as a society for our own protection and punish those who deviate from it.

The question is to what extent are Vampires still a part of human society? I would argue that they are essentially separate and thus not bound by human ethics. Thus the act of murdering human beings cannnot be judged as a moral act for a vampire. If anything the Vampire has returned to a state of natural man - unconstrained by such concepts as guilt (very disabling to an immortal bloodsucker). Vampires can thus constuct their own entirly new morality and society appropriate to their needs. This will undoubtably take time for a newly turned vampire to reajust but is a necissary survival mechanism.

of the point a bit I know!

But to answer the question(s): yeah, i guess I would kill to feed and eventually it would prob get easier untill it no longer felt 'wrong'.

As for scavengers if humans condem human murderers it is equally valid for vampires to condem scavengers.

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