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Going over the Moral Cliff

Diogenese_wy Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 8:49 PM
This issue hinges on the question of whether we are a society governed by traditionally accepted moral principles or whether we are to accept the secular view that each person should decide what is moral or not based on their own viewpoint (moral relativism). The first concept allows us to formulate laws and codes of conduct that are simple and easy to understand and obey. The second makes for inconsistency and confusion resulting in a break down of society. Under moral relativism, Timothy McVeigh was justified in what he did because he felt it was his moral duty, the same with the 9/11 terrorists. A very slippery slope indeed.
David3036 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:30 AM
This is a classic example of a logical fallacy called a "false dichotomy," in which you pose the question as if there are only two options -- in this case "traditionally accepted moral principles" and "moral relativism -- and argue for one of them. Then you use the McVeigh example to clinch your case for tradition.

What about secular humanism? Isn't that what forms the moral code of most of us non-religious people? "Traditional" morality means different things to different people, as does moral relativism. Slavery was once traditional, subjugation of women was traditional, polygamy was traditional and still is in some cultures. How is "tradition" superior to a humanist respect for all people and the RIGHTS of all people?
TDBLU Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:09 PM
And more are dancing on the edge of it like a skateboarder on a steel than we can shake stick at. I wonder why they feel they have tio insist we dance with them ?
TDBLU Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:10 PM
Sorry, meant to say "steel railing".

In my book, When the Crosses are Gone, I warn that when a culture abandons thinking and logic in favor of feelings and emotions, it is doomed to destruction. Although emotions are a very important part of the human psyche, when they control every aspect of life, morality becomes a victim.

Today, there is widespread agreement that morality in America is deteriorating with breathtaking speed.

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