I have all ways liked this definition of morality: Morality is doing the right thing or doing what is right when no one is watching.
In Dr. Frankls opinion (mine as well) you gain more in terms of self esteem and a sense of personal moral accomplishment, than you do in engaging in a momentary passion.
Let me clarify. If I'm forced to defend myself and it means the other person might die, yes, of course, I would kill him. My situation referred to having to kill someone who is innocent. Which I wouldn't do.
I would disagree here. Momentary passions can and often do last a lifetime, and can carry one through some rough times, and can certainly outlast lost moments due to morally ambiguous decisions.
In the case of most feeling humans, the satisfaction and peace from overcoming a moral challenge outweighs the transitory satisfaction of an easy lay.
In my own experience, I can verify this. I have both succumbed, and done things too embarrassing to mention, and I have conquered those things by not doing them again.
I don't remember saying anything about an easy lay.
but a night of passion is much better.
It feels great to do what is right, but a night of passion is a whole different league.
Personally, I see nothing wrong with drunks or prostitutes
all I was doing was discussing morally ambiguous situations.
Forgiveness is the greatest of virtues
My contention is that a night of passion with someone who is married is a bad and evil thing to do.
Dude, sounds like you are the one walking around with a major guilt trip.
The Romans considered celebration to be a virtue. They engaged in orgies. But then Again they enjoyed watching slaves fight to the death.
You make me wonder, if you had been there when JC said "let he who is without sin throw the first stone," if you would have started pelting away.
By the way, there are far worse ways to exploit people than prostitution.
Not all acts that need to be forgiven rise to the level of evil
Forgiveness happens after something 'evil' has been done.
So there's no infraction in your mind against the concept of ownership? If something is "his", and I understand it as his, what gives me the right to ignore that and take it? I would expect the same understanding from anyone else with regard to what is mine.
My effort was to discuss morality. Where it seems your goal is to dictate morality.
And the the person doing the cheating is the person in the relationship, but even in relationships, there can be exploitation.