posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 12:47 PM
Originally posted by batgirl
Is moral relativism moral or immoral?
There is a genuine moral deficit in today's society which sees as a backlash fundamentalism with its own set of moral issues: one's morality becomes
dictated by dogma, making the deficit harder yet for individuals to correct since their morality is not purposefully chosen by individuals but
assigned by the collective groupthink telling them what is politically correct.
Moral relativism is immoral because it calls for one to abandon one's moral references, on the basis that these would not be considered valid by
another individual or another community. That your morals are not universal is used as an excuse to try to invalidate any morality, as arbitrary and
subjective and thus illegitimate. Therefore it can be safely said that moral relativism is immoral, because in its call to action it leads to
amorality which is immoral when one considers it from a moral standpoint.
This is because being amoral means that one refuses to take a position as to whether something is good or evil based upon one's moral values. And
while immorality is in direct opposition to morality, compelling to infractions against morality, whereas amorality is merely the abandonment of
one's moral compass, both tend to give way to attitudes and behaviors which can readily be considered to be immoral.
And in fact, immorality is more akin to morality in the sense that it is a form or inverse morality which is in itself a moral compass which has been
selectively or systematically reversed. Amorality is further yet from morality because it warrants the destruction or abandonment of the moral compass
as a wrongful tool for guiding one's thoughts and actions.
I know it is complicated but it is important to remember that while we must remain sensitive to other perspectives and alternative value systems which
enable different cultures to project different value judgments about events, our only way of organizing a rational judgment about what is going on and
taking any form of informed political decision is based upon how events interact with our moral references.
Are they good or evil, is what they are doing right or wrong, this is all we have to go on to establish our own responses to the world we live in.
Without this we are little more than Sheeple, which might explain why much effort is being put behind Moral Relativism which is a notion which was
swept away under the Sophists when Socrates came on the scene founding the field of ethics.