"Let's punch trees or however the knuckles break"
- Jun 6, 2023
A key question in the following sections will be whether disgust
is reserved for moral transgressions that contain reminders of
physical disgust; that is, those that violate moral codes related to
purity or divinity, which forbid behavior that is polluting, filthy,
inhuman, or profane.
Something that stood out to me was when consensual incest was brought up. Most people reacted to it with disgust but when questioned why it was wrong they said what could be boiled down to "it just is, okay?" Or asking the participants whether masturbating with raw meat is bad, most said yes but again, they couldn't elaborate why it's bad without saying "it's immoral because it's gross." So the big question that needs answering: "Is disgust a viable way to gauge whether something is moral or not?"
To me it's a no-brainer. If we just accepted everything that disgusts us, we end up with modern society. Where scat fetishists and furries are accepted as humans. The problem is that they bring down the rest of society as a whole by exposing themselves and others to acts which are inherently harmful to one's own mental and physical well-being. And as I'm sure most of you are aware, going against the natural law of the world is inherently bad for humankind as a whole.