posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: Profusion
I'm much more of a relativist due to being aware that times change and cultures have different moral guidelines. A few decades ago, it was fine to
have children working in coal mines or in mill factories and now it's seen as despicable. However, over in parts of India or in other countries, child
labour is considered morally okay because it can bring resources into the family.
Another one is how tribes in PNG and South America view morality. Some of them exercise summary 'euthanasia' by killing the old and the infirm without
warning. Whilst this is clear-cut murder in our society, it's a means to an end in theirs as it means they can travel faster and live better. They
might also execute raids and killings of other tribes to weaken their opponents. Again, this is either murder, or perhaps warfare, in our world, but
in theirs it keeps tribes healthy, sustainable and strong.
Arguably, their values and morality are where ours were in the not-so-distant past. We can use that evidence of progression to imply that our current
morality will also change in the future.
As for today's world, I believe there are scenarios where killing others is morally justified. Euthanasia is something I strongly support and killing
to protect others is ethically sound too. This is why I oppose capital punishment, a person in custody is no longer a threat to the public.