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Agree or disagree (this is not a quote of anyone famous)

i'm just having a little discussion with my friend. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Without the existence of absolute morality, there is no such thing as justice.

 
outstandingLove

Asked by outstandingLove at 6:56 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Disagree, there is no absolute morality. Every morally just situation you can think of, you can add one tiny detail and it becomes shades of gray. The story will build bigger and bigger until you lose sight of where it even began, and that's how reality works.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:36 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Agree... i think lol
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 7:05 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Disagree. Laws are in place to protect citizens, not to enforce morality. Your rights end where my rights begin.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:06 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I'm going to agree.

    Philisophically speaking if there were no absolutes in right and wrong, then there would be no absolutes in if and how it "wrong" acts should be treated - and therefore no justice.

    I put "wrong" in quotes - because that's the point if there's no moral absolutes then you'll have people that see things like Pedophilia as maybe okay and should not be punished.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • NP
    I was hoping you would answer.
    So what about child molestation. what shades of gray can be found in that? or is that always wrong?
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 7:46 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • There are no absolute morals in the world. In order to find justice, we base our laws on what comes close. We have different laws in the States as say Iraq or France have, because we don't hold all hold the same morals, or find them more or less important than the other.

    Life has way too many grey areas to find many absolutes.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 7:49 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • anng.
    i don't think absolute morals means that we all have the same exact morals. I think it means like ...if you are pro-life you are pro-life no exceptions. thta is absolute morals. Or if you think rape is wrong, then it's wrong no matter if she was a prostitute or an elderly lady.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 8:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I think morals differ from one indivdual to the next.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • you guys are just too deep. LOLOLOL..

    but im going to disagree because there is justice without morality. morality is based on individual perception and even when used as a societal perception justice is served on a case by case basis dependent upon conditions, emotions and law.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 8:55 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • So what about child molestation. what shades of gray can be found in that? or is that always wrong?

    Child molestation in one state is legal in another. A 19 year old and a 15 year old is legal or not depending on which one is the male and which is the female, and which state they live in. A molested child in the US is a fully legal child bride in another nation. An arranged marriage may be considered enslavement here, but it is status quo on the other side of the planet. There are tribes that may marry a girl off as young as eight or nine, and she will have children by eleven, with her thirteen year old husband. Depending on custom, the child may be promised to marriage before the age of one. Whose morality do you apply, yours, the nine year old's, the one year old's?

    You don't have to agree with it for it to be an accepted more somewhere else. Just like they may feel you are barbaric letting girls wait to marry.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:43 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

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