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Where do you get your morals from?

Opening Argument

The question of morality is a complex question. What is your answer?
  1. Where do you get your morals?

    3 votes
    1. religious text
        0.00%
    2. utilitarianism
        0.00%
    3. the legal system
        0.00%
    4. conscience
      66.67%
    5. other
      33.33%


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  • All of the above.  There is no single source for determining what is good or right.  And every source you would singly turn to could be legitimately challenged in some ways on some things.  Life is simply too complex for the answers to boil down to one source of morality, especially when that source was written in the Bronze Age.

    Each of us as living creatures study and learn and then hold what we learned up to the test of is that really right or not?  A modern Muslim man may read Koran verses about killing infidels and then face a choice - take it at face value unquestioned, or think about it as a living sentient being and come to his own conclusion it is not morally right to kill a stranger just because they aren't Muslim.  We each face these individual choices all our lives.  The wise person knows to weigh them all and make the best decision on their own.  The fool is the person who declares "that's what it says" and then cuts someone's head off because of it.
    DrCerealBaconToeswaffleeez
  • MikeMike 80 Pts

    The evolution of a moral code of conduct is a function of the “Golden Rule” driven by a “universal morality,” through the interaction of life’s “unalienable Rights,” which is an outgrowth of the physical constructal law.

    DrCereal
  • I believe this question has no answer.

    Morality is the product of an innumerable amount of factors leading up to the way you exist in the present.
  • You are the greatest source of inspiration to yourself. No one else can move your thoughts as much as you yourself can. It is the same with moral and ethics the more good-natured you become and the more good thoughts you nurture you become a great human with morals. You are the ultimate master of your life. What you do with it is totally up to you! :+1:
  • The human brain is like a computer. Formative programming of this computer will ultimately dictate how we respond to events in later life.

    I would question; is how we respond to events a conscious decision or a sub-conscious decision? 

    Are we actually in control of our minds and bodies, or are our minds and bodies actually in control of us?
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