About 60 years ago, countries around the world thought it was morally right to kill people who didn't fit their view of a perfect human. Germany wasn't the only country that killed a lot of people and found it morally right, just look at Russia and Sweden. Tho Soviet Russia killed many many people in their camps.I'm just interested to hear your opinions. Do you think that morality is relative or absolute? Explain your reasoning.
the only truth thats absolute is that you exist.Truth is absolute. Our perception of it is relative, which is why there are so many problems.
This. Morality isn't relative. Morality is absolute. Anyone with a relative morality has a false morality. That said, a broken clock is right twice a day.The older I get the more I believe everyone has their own set of morals, hence why I say it is a relative term. Do I believe there is a "right" set of morals? Yes. My personal set of morals is based on Christian values.
I believe that there are certain truths, take for example the ten commandments from the bible. I once had a professional counselor tell me that if everyone followed those rules, she would be out of a job. Thinking about it logically I believe she is correct. My point was that everyone sees the world a little differently. I will argue for the biggest pieces from my moral code to be enforced in society as I believe they are correct, but there will be those that do not hold the same values that will argue against me. So while there may indeed be some absolute truths, that doesn't mean everyone will agree with them in their own moral code.This. Morality isn't relative. Morality is absolute. Anyone with a relative morality has a false morality. That said, a broken clock is right twice a day.
The reason for challenging your previous statement is because it's self-defeating. You can't claim everything to be relative without making a statement that has to be absolutely true. This proves that absolutes always trump relativity.
@Sovei, morality is absolute. The next question then is, "How do we tell who's morality is the right one?" Obviously, if there's a creator, the one who created us would be the most valid source for a right morality. Let me ask you this, if Apple writes up a document on how to properly maintain your Porche, who are you going to listen to when it comes to deciding when and how to change your oil? Apple or Porche?
But then we come to the problem of origins. Creator or electrified puddle of goo or seeded by aliens on vibrating crystals? Is morality relative? If you think so, your opinions have no basis for imposing them on others. Who's to say that it's wrong for me to put a gun to your head and pull the trigger, or vice versa. Why is the extinction of the human race or destruction of civilization even worth being concerned about? Morality being absolute is the only way that morality even matters.
If it were relative, there would be no reason to argue about it. That said, I'm not arguing, I'm explaining (agreeing, to those who hold the same views). lolI think the fact that you argue about it, proves it's relative.
Right. Truth, by nature, is absolute; otherwise, it is not truth. Whether or not we agree with it is irrelevant. If I've just been shot in the head and have a bullet in my brain, whether or not I agree that there's a bullet in my brain is irrelevant. It's there whether I want it to be or not and chances are, I'm going to die, whether I want to or not. Facts are stubborn things and what I want or opine carries no weight with them.So while there may indeed be some absolute truths, that doesn't mean everyone will agree with them in their own moral code.
No, if it was absolute there would be no reason to argue about it. Because if it was absolute everyone would hold the same views. Otherwise what makes it absolute? A few people saying so?If it were relative, there would be no reason to argue about it.