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King Arthur on Objective Moral Laws

First Knight, Lorne Cameron and David Hoselton, writers (Columbia Pictures: 1995) 00:56:26 mark.

You know the law we live by. And where is it written beyond Camelot live lesser people, people too weak to protect themselves, let them die? Malagant: Other people live by other laws, Arthur. Or is the law of Camelot to rule the entire world. King Arthur: There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free. Either what we hold to be right and good and true is right and good and true for all mankind, under God, or we’re just another robber tribe. Malagant: Your words are talking you out of peace and into war. King Arthur: There’s a peace you only find after war. If that battle must come. I will fight it!

One thought on “King Arthur on Objective Moral Laws

  1. SweetMadness says:

    I really don’t know how to elaborate more on what these lines say, but I do have to agree on it. The only issue is the ignorance, greed and ambition of mankind. As a whole we all know to our core that there are certain things that should be a right, i.e. Locke. But because of the mixture of greed and ambition in certain Persons in power those rights become harder to see and grasp. And it is when the ignorance of man, both willful and unintentional, is thrown in that everything gets more out of hand. The ignorant or Sheep, as I like to call them, believe everything the Persons tell them and neglect to question and confirm. The best advice my father ever gave me was this, “There are three sides to every story. There is one side, a second side and then there is the truth. Reserve judgment until you have all the facts. Otherwise you look like a fool.” If more people took that advice I think that the ideals of Camelot could be instilled. But do not forget that an ideal is another word for “perfection” and although it can never be obtained, as we are human and are fickle creatures, it is still a goal to try and achieve. I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy, this is just what I have observed over the years. I would like to know the opinion of someone else.

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