Morality is not Relative
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(1) Since morality is not relative, people do not believe in any changes. The beliefs and the standards from the past will remain the same no matter what. If everything in these different cultures has been going normal and perfectly fine since the standards were put into place, then why try to change them. No moral relativity means no modifying any rules (or standards).
(2) Something's are either good or bad. If its good then it stays good and if it"s bad then it will stay bad. Since morality is not relative then there is no reasoning.
It is ignorant to judge or compare different cultures since each is unique. Looking at different culture practices and comparing them with your own will make the practices look abnormal. The popularity of the culture doesn't affect morality. Morality has to be relative since there are many different cultures different standards on what is morally right or wrong.
You shouldn't judge or compare different cultures since :
1.Each culture has different practices due to their location and time period.
2.Human behavior varies with each culture causing different ideas to more important in certain cultures than others.
3.There is no one standard in which the cultures can be compared with.
4.Thus, when an individual judges another culture they are implying that their culture is the standard and all actions in their culture are morally correct.
Looking at cultural practices and comparing them with your own culture will make them look abnormal like:
1.The Kwakiutl would kill an innocent person if their friend or relative died in order to wipe out the death stain which is illegal in our culture.
2.People who practice trance and catalepsy in different cultures are highly regarded while in others they are looked down upon.
3.Eskimo's practice infanticide which is illegal in our culture.
4.Therefore, by looking at cultural practices and comparing them with your culture different actions will have different meanings and the different cultures actions will be regarded as abnormal.
The Popularity of a culture doesn't affect the morality of the culture:
1.Many people feel that a certain culture is morally correct since it is followed by more people.
2.Unpopular cultures didn't gain currency due to historical reasons.
3.Slavery was recently found, in reference to the age of other cultures, in America to be illegal.
4.The popular cultures aren't perfect about what is right or wrong in morality since there are flaws in the popular cultures.
There is different cultures with different standards on what is morally right or wrong:
1.Different cultures are located all over the world at different time periods.
2.Not cultures are the same, nor do all cultures have the actions and thinking on what is morally right or wrong.
3.Since all cultures dispute on what is morally right or wrong, there can't be one moral standard.
4.Therefore, Moral relativism must be true since there are many different standards, each for their own culture.
Like I have stated in my previous argument: The beliefs and the standards from the past will remain the same no matter what. If everything in these different cultures has been going normal and perfectly fine since the standards were put into place, then why try to change them. No moral relativity means no modifying any rules (or standards).
Oka yes, in some cases it is wrong to do one thing and right to do the other but the fact is that nothing and no one will change that. Those morals and/or rules will not change for the better or for the worse. Why? Because there is one, and only one moral that we all need to follow and go by. My opinion or anyone else' opinion will not change anything.
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