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#1
06-26-2011
Default Moral Relativism...

I'm getting bored responding to GIA's posts and have come to the conclusion that this section has turned into quite a shit show. I haven't seen MarkedAchilles around anywhere recently, although I haven't been around myself either due to graduate school. In any case, here's a thought:

Moral relativism is the philosophical theory that morality is relative, that different moral truths hold for different people.

Agree or Disagree?

Is morality absolute, or does morality subscribe to relativism?

I haven't decided and haven't come to any conclusion yet, but I'd like to hear differing viewpoints on the topic itself.
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morality is relative


idk how you could argue otherwise
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if the one argument is trying to say that there are a set of morals that are above all, then i'll go with the relative one.



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Is morality absolute, or does morality subscribe to relativism?
To me, saying that morality is relative is the same as saying the choice to drive blindfolded or not blindfolded is relative. Morality is an adaptation that aids our species by making society and all its attendant benefits possible. It certainly isn't passed down from some higher power, and there is no standard for what we call morality outside human beings. But it's a mistake to say that all moralities are equal. Some are less effective. Considering all that, the "best" morality is live and let live, and defend yourself and others against people who infringe upon that. That precludes murder, rape, theft, fraud, etc. It doesn't preclude drug use, homosexuality, etc.

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I haven't decided and haven't come to any conclusion yet, but I'd like to hear differing viewpoints on the topic itself.
Aren't you still Christian? How can a Christian entertain the notion of moral relativity?

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Morality is clearly relative, otherwise people wouldn't do extreme or different things, or have severely different mindsets politically and socially.
That doesn't necessarily follow. People do things all the time that they themselves think are wrong, because people simply don't always follow their own morals. And morality isn't the same thing as sociopolitical beliefs.
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I once had a sad pants dream about a relative.
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Guy over here's still drunk.
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Guy over here was hoping for a long dong diatribe he could pants in front of his lackeys.
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*interbroads
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Never would have made that mistake sober.
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I think you have a drinking problem, man.
 

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