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Originally posted by all2human
Morality evolved from pleasure and pain
Originally posted by Kastogere
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Thats a simple way of putting it, only you should add that one persons morality is always most certainly different than anothers. So we group together with those who feel the same about morality as we do...say a band of thieves or a gang of prostitutes or a bunch of nuns......we all group with those who share the same base of morality. So no one sense of it is actually right or wrong...but how we percieve that which we are willing to let slide on principals that are alike in nature.
A thief would never confront another thief for stealing....a monk might, but not another thief.
I guess it really depends on your definition of such....and how far that grey area goes within the constraints of your personal morality.
Originally posted by arpgme
Someone was saying that if you "cheat' on your wife; you'll feel "guilt" because certain morals are "embedded" within us (by God or nature if you don't believe in a God). Anyway, what about religions that believe in polygamy, many wives? Obviously there is nothing inside of them making them feel "guilt" if they believe that this is the way it should be - divine - natural.
Is morality just relative to the religions and society we grew up in? Is there really no "good" or "evil"?
Even if we define "good" as "beneficial (productive)" and evil as "destructive (harmful)", what would justify that actually being TRUE morality?
If something is unhealthy why should that be considered "evil"? Why should cigarettes be considered "evil" just for being healthy?
To some people "good" is "whatever feel good/right" and "bad" is "whatever feels bad/wrong", but isn't that circular logic?
If we don't like something we could just say "this is unwanted" or "this is wanted" or even "this is healthy" or "this is unhealthy" but why must we attach "good" and "bad" as to seemingly give our preferences some authority?
Why is "life" considered "good" and "death" considered "bad"? If a tornado happens is that "bad"?
Things are just happening...edit on 28-8-2012 by arpgme because: (no reason given)edit on 28-8-2012 by arpgme because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Manula
Morality for me is doing whats right for me, what feels right, my morality is what i want to do and what i don't want to do.