Originally Posted by ganeil
Yes it was wrong to sacrifice other human beings and if you cannot see that I have nothing further to say.
The reason you ARE on the other side is because you find this behavior in any way acceptable. Man is not perfect but that does not make our flaws acceptable. Society and civilization exist because we can and must draw the line on acceptable behavior.
All societies and cultures are NOT equal. Some are superior to others and arguing otherwise simply extends the life of those that need to be changed.
geneil... just out of curiosity... do you consider yourself a cultured person? as in have you've been around people of very different life styles... this has nothing to do with the argument but i'm trying to see why your so highly opiniated...
most if not all of my friends are asian... within my realm i'd say about 1/2 are indian and middle eastern and the other half are purely pacific islander (japanese, chinese, taiwanese, etc)... i have only a few white friends. i went to a primarily half white half asian private school... the people there are very culturally diverse...
my friends have sisters, cousins, or family members that have been in arranged marriages and disobeying the family heads would result in similar consequences... all i can say is... well sucks for them but its not my place to say if its right or wrong.
if you were to tell them that their culture is wrong... it would be almost like a communist gov't telling americans that we're wrong because we're so damn capitalistic and greedy. whos right? who's wrong... i bet you have an opinion on that as well.