His argument assume moral universalism. However, his argument disregards moral relativism. Is it not his belief in God, that is linked to his moral universalism views? Isn't this video and example of "begging the question"?
I don't know the philosophical arguments. However, I disagree with the contention that it is always immoral to torture little children.
What does he mean by torture anyway? The strait definition:
1 a: anguish of body or mind : agony b: something that causes agony or pain
2: the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure
3: distortion or overrefinement of a meaning or an argument : straining
According to this whippings and spankings are a form of torture.
How about killing or the methods used to kill children? The USA kills kids in war. Maybe not by design, but it happens often enough and can be justified. How about things designed to kill, but often just damage. Fire bombing, napalm, cluster bombs, land mines, and nuclear radiation poisoning all come to mind. I think itís fair to say these methods can amount to torture. In principle, all of these actions are often consider right behavior under certain conditions, even when they affect little children. This is just the USA. Dare we look at history throughout the world?
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