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Morality is not relative

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Started: 6/19/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RCollazo

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Morality is not relative. There is only one morally right or wrong answer. For example, murder is morally wrong, just because a society were to believe that a festival, where murdering people is ok once a year, does not make it right. Morality should not change from place to place, or culture to culture. If morality were different throughout the world, the human race as a whole would not progress. Since we have progressed from our past, we have learned that some things may have been morally wrong, and made a change to make it right. If we were to solely accept other societies or cultures on their moral right or wrong, then slavery would still be intact. Since there are morals that are universal and that societies share as a whole, this means that some morals are necessary for society to function. Due to the fact that there are universally right morals, that leads to show that there are some that are universally wrong. Therefore, if morality is relative there would be no change and every other opinion would not matter in a society.

(1.) There are not multiple moral rights and wrongs to murder.
(2.) A moral code should not change from culture to culture.
(3.) Progression is a sign of change from a past culture.
(4.) Hence, morality cannot be relative if judgement is passed and there is progression.
fatimabbz

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Morality is not relative it is absolute. The world we live in can only function properly with rules and boundaries. Without rules or boundaries our world would be ludicrous, reckless, and despicable. Society cannot do wrong just because of their beliefs, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles. One must learn to adapt. We are human, we can do so.

1. Disagreement: Moral relativist believe no moral norms are neither right or wrong because different cultures, and individuals disagree on moral issues
2. Tolerance: Moral relativists believe it would be intolerant to judge other cultures or individuals.
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