Law of relativity.

The more advanced you are the more responsible you are and therefore the more guilty you are of sin, therefore, the more primitive you are the less responsible you are and therefore the less guilty you are of sin.

There are two opposite ways in which one can be advanced or primitive: collective or individual.

1. Collective: The younger you are or the more modern you are the more advanced you are, therefore the more responsible you are and therefore the more guilty you are of sin. Therefore the older you are or the more ancient you are the more primitive you are therefore the less responsible you are and therefore the less guilty you are of sin. This means that Jeffrey Dahmer got into much more trouble for cannibalising than Homo antecessor did for cannibalism.
2. Individual: The older or more adult you are the more advanced you are therefore the more responsible you are and therefore the more guilty of sin you are. Therefore the younger or more juvenile you are the more primitive you are therefore the less responsible you are and therefore the less guilty you are of sin. This means that adults get into much more trouble than kids for sin.

For another ‘collective’ example, it was obviously much less of an issue for ancient, medieval, early modern and even Victorian people to slave than it is for us modern people to slave today. I have read many contemporary books on the discovery and exploration of West Africa, and two books particularly were related to slavery, one by Carl Bernhard Wadstrom and another by Jean Barbot. I learned that Carl Bernhard Wadstrom was a passionate abolitionist while Jean Barbot was a practicing slaver by trade. How was slavery more acceptable in Henry the Navigator’s or Jean Barbot’s time and more abhorrent in ours or Carl Bernhard Wadstrom’s time? Because medieval and early modern people were more primitive and modern people are more advanced. We should not judge primitive people such as Henry the Navigator or Jean Barbot, even the Old Testament, Plato and Aristotle spoke ambivalently of slavery. For example, prehistoric man did some unspeakable things such as rape, murder and cannibalism, but would we judge them? No!

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37.

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Consider compassion, how can Australopithecus or Lower Palaeolithic man be compassionate toward animals, when they themselves were not yet masters of the animal kingdom or even worse still prey themselves? It is impossible, compassion simply did not exist. Compassion is technical, in that you must, for instance, first attain advanced weapons, technologies and infrastructure such as gunpowder, muskets, rifles, nuclear weapons, automobiles, militaries, police, emergency services, roads, buildings, bridges and skyscrapers etc before you can be compassionate toward animals. It is not a case of hey compassion for compassion’s sake like the Buddha. Compassion is not free of charge, it is a definite and tangible deal or bargain. Only now that I am invincibly safe and secure from wild animals in my city, town or fortress and surrounded by guns, and now that I have an overabundance and surplus of food, energy and resources etc can or will I be compassionate toward animals. It is like saying to ‘bear’ “I have a nuke now, therefore I am compassionate toward you.” This is something bear will never understand, in that it is ironic that once you attain nuclear weapons that you are therefore by definition compassionate toward animals. To reiterate, compassion is something technical, it is only attained through a collective effort, through taming the wild and through civilisation. You can only be compassionate once there is no competition.

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