This experiment or it’s variants, as I suppose, are available for almost all: men and women, adults and children, teenagers and youth. I will tell more, I carried it out on many people, especially interesting for me were convicted materialists and atheists. And the results were incredible!
So, let’s try the experiment! What is very important! Don’t think that I wish you or your neighbors something bad. It’s only a mental experiment for demonstration of the moral sense. You can try it on yourselves or on your friends.
The moral experiment (variant for men, boys):
Imagine that your wife (girlfriend) is seriously ill, she can’t go on her feet. The doctor’s prediction is: she will live long but she won’t stand up, she will stay a handicapped person. It means all following consequences: constant expenses for her keeping, medicine, carrying-out her bedpan, lots of hardships and limitations that are always in such situations. And also of no small importance fact for spouses: absence of intimate relations. And it can be for the whole life!!!
Variants that you can choose:
a) leave her and find a new one
b) be faithful to the end
For women(girls) it’s enough to change in the experiment the roles. For singles on the place of wife or husband you can imagine a person whom you love most of all: mother, brother, sister, brother, grandmother or grandfather, etc.There can be lots of variants how to carry out this experiment, the main thing is to imagine the loved person in hardship and ask yourself what to choose: to be faithful or to betray (we mean betrayal in general, not only sexual).
The peculiarity of this experiment is that it shows the fundamental difference between profitable and right choice.
It’s obviously that variant A is fully advantageous, and variant B is fully harmful. But at the same time variant A is fully wrong, immoral and amoral and variant B is absolutely right and is suitable to moral law. And all people know this because of conscience. Everybody feels that it is right to choose variant B even the most convicted atheists and materialists! Moreover they understand that variant A is advantageous and B is harmful! We can see in this case the demonstration of moral sense very clear. Despite the evidence of the advantage of variant A and harmfulness of variant B everybody feels that variant B is right and that we must be faithful and that the betryal is very bad. Try to think about choosing variant A and you will feel pangs of conscience only for one this thought!
Once it happened that one man chose variant A, but after that he confessed that he felt that variant B was right. What does it mean? That everybody has the freedom of will and that everybody can act as he\she wants even against conscience. This experiment doesn’t mean that all who were asked will choose variant B for sure, but all of them will feel for sure that variant B is right. And those who in real life choose variant A completely and objectively deserve condemnation and conviction and I think that everybody agrees with this.
There is one more possible variant when somebody can say that he doesn’t feel that variant B is right, but I didn’t meet such people. We should take into consideration the fact that I was searching them in the group of people where there were a lot of such people (atheists and materialists). But still there is a freedom of will. Theoretically everybody can tell lies about his feelings. As a whole this experiment works perfectly well, especially if a person who carries out this experiment considers himself to be a respectable one.
Please read article the moral argument to know how to be able to prove the existence of God.
P.S. In my next article I explain the results of this experiment.