Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Say what you will...

I like to quote this every so often when people keep trying to apply todays social mores on the past.
“Blasphemer! A crime is a crime! There are moral laws that stand above all human society.”
“Oh, no, there aren’t. That’s just the point where your medieval morality breaks down. All laws and ideas are historical and relative, not absolute. They are relevant to their particular time and place; taken out of context they lose their importance.”
Page 55 Deathworld 2. Harry Harrison

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