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truthislightanddarkness
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Tom-The-Hypocrit
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Can you objectify morality?

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Started: 11/19/2016 Category: Philosophy
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truthislightanddarkness

Pro

Morality is truth
Truth is the source of light, but only darkness can reveal the path to the source.
Tom-The-Hypocrit

Con

On the contrary,
Morality is the belief that one is doing what is morally "right". By right, I mean that he/she is fulfilling the obligation of morality demanded by the conscience and is therefore able to satisfy their subconscious understanding of the right decision. Therefore morality is simply opinion and is subjective to each individuals experiences and pre-decision convictions. If morality could be summoned in one word, it would be the belief of righteous actions, therefore the belief in one's righteousness. This can be extended down to - "righteousness".
Debate Round No. 1
truthislightanddarkness

Pro

What if you can suppress your ego and find enlightenment? What should be the reason to why you should do things? What if you don't want the answer to be "Do things for yourself"? Your argument is predicated on having a conscience. What happens if you take that away? By the way, this debate question transcends facts and if you feel like you need examples, then you might not be able to answer it accurately. Truth is light and darkness.
Tom-The-Hypocrit

Con

Quite simply morality pleasant way of describing your decisions and proving your righteousness. These choices have been described by others to be a "right" or a "wrong" but quite simply there is no right or wrong. That is subject to our opinion. There is no conscience required but simply a conscience is one of the factors that play when making a decision. Morality is not truth or light or darkness. Morality is a psychological illusion that people employ to prove that they are right. Much like the crusades throughout Arabia, the Christian knights used God's description of morality to back themselves up. Morality is essentially one person saying that they are right without providing any hard evidence.

Morality could never be a "light" or a "dark" because light and dark are subject to opinion. Light might not seem so bright to others and dark might seem light to others. We see this time and time again when we discuss who clear of conscience. If someone were to kill another, they might see it as morally right. In movies the characters are portrayed as having a conscience which holds them accountable, however as my adversary kindly pointed out, conscience is not a given and most people will view themselves as right anyway. So, which side is light and dark, the killer or the victim? To each, they seem lighter than the other and when you point out the wrong that was done, you must remember that it is only your opinion defining it as wrong.

Morality is righteousness, not light or dark.
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Posted by GrimlyF 2 weeks ago
GrimlyF
CON.Morality can be summed up in 1 word.Abrogation.Any action based solely on morality can have only one outcome because there is only one choice.In choosing the moral path you nullify your free will.Your right to weigh one course from another.Morality has little to do with conscience because you have done the "right" thing.Whether it is a "good/bad" thing is neither here nor there.Only ethics or pragmatism allows for choice.
Posted by missmedic 2 weeks ago
missmedic
Reality is absolute and does not contradict, reality exists independent of our minds, these facts makes reality objective. In order to be objective you need to refer to some facts of reality as source of moral judgments.
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