I strongly believe in non-violence and I try to teach this to my 4-year-old son. Nevertheless the result is that I reprove my son whenever he uses violence and at the same time their classmates hit him, probably because he is an “easy target”. Do I have the right to impose a “moral law” to my son, even though this law is not followed by most of the children and causes unhappiness to my son?
1) we are morally responsible for the foreseeable results of my actions and inactions
2) all human beings will eventually die
can I derive that
3) biological parents are morally responsible for the death of their children?
I would expect most people to agree with (1) and (2), and to be shocked by (3).
In addition, life can be worth living (the beauty and the richness of its experience hopefully offset the pain and suffering that come with it), but this seems to be a personal opinion that I have no right to impose on others. So, what right do biological parents have to impose their views (on such important matters) on future human beings that don't yet exist?
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