Based on in-poll arguments: If there is no "absolute morality," why is it wrong for me to commit against you, or anyone else for that matter?
Because people forget that they really don't believe in relative ethics. Ted Bundy (nice guy...) used relativism to justify his actions. In reality, people are probably more like Social Contract Theory/Overridingness/Absolutes in their true way of...
thinking. Because in a relative world, I could justify my actions however I wanted, and the government, if relative would then not be able to prosecute me. This is not true, because we have absolutes. It's not about outcomes, it's about moral truths.
If that hot, creepy, sickening, feeling doesn't bother you after committing a crime against somebody; then there's a special place you can go. If you don't know this feeling or just can't feel,then you'll never understand morality. No matter what.
It doesn't matter what society dictates or how many different cultures you put yourself in. It's innate unless you are a sociopath then you just don't care at all.
That was kinda my point ;)
Because the subjective nature of morality is derived within the context of a particular society. We both belong to the same society.
IF The hive does not survive , you and your behavior will be eliminated.
Because there IS absolute morality.. It was delivered to Moses on top of Jebel Musa (the real Mt. Sinai), and it doesn't change with situations or with the passing of time.
Not quite sure, but good question! :)
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So very good to hear from you, love! :) I'm doing well, thank you for asking! I hope all is well with you! You're such a ray of sunshine! :)
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Absolute morals are based not on our actions, but reactions.
Because it is against the law
The most common arguments that I hear about moral relativism cite war and the death penalty (e.g. "how come it's ok to 'murder' people then, hot-shot!?"). To me they always seem like somewhat childish arguments, but maybe I just don't get it...
God and Politics are used to defend many terrible acts. Can you ever be certain than your version justifies such violence. The democracy WW I and WWII vets fought for is not what we have today. Karl M is smirking in his grave.
My answer is, I believe that the only people who can TRULY believe there is. I absolute morality are sociopaths. It's easy to say there is no absolute until my selective morality infringes on your life and/or property.
If that were the case, we wouldn't have self defense clauses, or any clauses for that matter. If I can't kill because it is a moral absolute, there is no wiggle room or what ifs.
I see what you're getting at. I'm most interested in hearing from people who say that SOMETIMES it's okay to commit <insert crime> - if that's the case, why isn't it ok when someone wants to do that to YOU?