Which would you rather base your morals on?

Posted by: briantheliberal

Choose the one you most prefer and feel free to comment any thoughts or questions you may have. If you have any other options, let me know so I can add them.

31 Total Votes


I would rather base my morals on reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.
20 votes


I would rather base my morals on my ability to understand and share the feelings others in the society I live in.
7 votes
1 comment


I would rather base my morals on my belief in a higher, superhuman power, or religious texts.
4 votes


I would rather base my morals on what the majority of society finds acceptable.
0 votes
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briantheliberal says2015-04-18T01:49:32.4434676-05:00
I prefer logic and empathy. I don't rely on ancient texts, the concept of god or other people to determine what I do and do not find morally acceptable.
Philocat says2015-04-18T02:29:33.1748988-05:00
I would use a combination of logic and religion
heil44 says2015-04-18T04:00:27.5788044-05:00
I go all out efficiency even if that means discarding personal rights
briantheliberal says2015-04-18T04:49:49.8214371-05:00
Discarding personal rights is never really efficient but okay...
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-18T05:12:06.0298539-05:00
Empathy is the source of all morals. There is no true morality without empathy.
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T05:15:20.8198498-05:00
Even if was religious I woukdn't use religion because in some cases the ends justfy the means. And I wouldn't turn the other cheek if someone massacred my family, I would seek vengeance and kill them. Sometimes vengeance is justice. Sometimes the ends justify the means.
Anonymous says2015-04-18T09:46:28.1981804-05:00
Religion is illogical, all evil is religion, and logic is resonable, as its logical
ashkan says2015-04-18T10:49:19.1782431-05:00
Whatever I feel like at the time.
Heraclitus says2015-04-18T11:23:38.8222338-05:00
Not all religion is evil, that is very extreme and illogical. I can understand why people follow religion because they want a moral code and something to believe in. However I don't think people should rely on religion. I was once very religious and sepised Atheism then I was extremely Atheist and despised religion especially christianity but now I realise that religion and Atheism both deserve to be respected. Let people believe what they want.
Stefy says2015-04-18T12:49:36.9442247-05:00
Those for can all interact. Its impossible to make a decision with out mixing at least to. And its near impossible to not use society in your decision.
briantheliberal says2015-04-18T13:40:47.4517935-05:00
Stefy, I am asking, if you had to choose, which would you rather base your morals on exclusively, not where your morals come from.
shaancl_716 says2015-04-18T21:33:57.3498232-05:00
I would say a little bit of logic and empathy.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-18T22:39:26.6646580-05:00
I don't understand why logic would be the basis of morality. Logic needs premises, and one needs things other than logic on which to base those premises.
yahuaa says2015-05-10T03:50:49.8812494-05:00
Experience would suffice no? Logic and Empathy come second. Build off our experiences and find the two promoting morality. Empathy being short term, and Logic long term.

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