Originally Posted by Warfish
1. Sig Image have size limits my friend. Might want to fix it before Sooth does, he's been on a kick about that of late.
2. You are aware, I hope, that you can't possably believe what that picks says. If you truly did not value any other life less than your own, then you'd be living a life of poverty and abject service today, as you'd have to (to live up to that fippie dippy line) give away everythign you ahev to those who have less than you, until you yourself had nothing.
Life has enevr been equal, and people are not equal. All we can ever strive for is equallity under the Law, not absolute equallity enforced by...who, the state? The very idea is horrific.
The lack of respect for life is the psychological factor that allows men in power to justify (in their minds) committing genocide or starting wars for profit (ex: they are all savages anyway). It allows them to dehumanize the victims much like using statistics to justify acceptable amounts of casualties.
There are many reasons why I do not live in poverty yet others do and one of the main factors is luck. I was blessed to be born into a great country and to a loving family. Now, what I also acknowledge is that I went from that starting point and put myself through college and helped to create the life I enjoy today. But the bottom line is that a big assist in my version of success started with blind fortune. To give away everything, quit my profession and walk around naked will not bring equality to the world (but it my scare a few people).
Finally, my definition of equality may be different then yours. Equality and respect for life go hand in hand, in my opinion. Equality does not mean that everyone has the same amount of materialistic possessions. There are cultures still left in this world that simply do not place a high value on materialism. Respect for all life is person to person, from me to you. Its saying that I respect that person's right to live regardless of the fact that he/she lives there or dresses like that or worships this or looks like that.
My friend, in the part of the world that I control (my actions and how I treat people) equality already exists based on the definition of what I believe equality means.