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Is Morality Judgemental?

Monday, January 8, 2018 16:23
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January 9th, 2018

By Richard West

Guest writer for Wake Up World

J.R.R Tolkien, author of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, was asked countless times in his life, by members of different religions, philosophers and fans, to comment on the many morals one can take from his books. However, Tolkien always refused to do this, despite his books being so apparently full of life lessons. Tolkien stated that his stories, and the world he created for them, were simply “full of life”, and that he intended no specific morals to be gained by the reader.

I absolutely love this perspective. You see, we all can learn from life experiences as well as from reading books, watching movies and listening to music. But are these really morals?

Let’s explore the difference between a ‘moral’ and an ‘organic life lesson’.

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