post written by: Marc Chernoff
What is Morality? Fact or Opinion?
What does it mean to be moral? The topic of morality can easily be dissected from multiple view points among compassionate people of similar societal backgrounds. Once the variables of divergent culture, religion, and personal circumstance get tossed into the equation the analysis of moral rights and wrongs will produce an infinite list of possible values. Every moral value will be true in the eye of the beholder, but may be completely incongruent to that of the next contestant.
So who is right? They all are. None of them are. The key is to realize that there is no universally right moral value system. Broken down to the most basic constructs, morality is simply the system by which living beings treat one another. Moral beings hold a sense of empathy and consideration toward others, thus forming more successful and steadfast societies with vigorous rates of reproduction and growth.
Any explanation more complex than this tends to be instilled with ideas of universal morality containing bold judgments on absolute moral rights and wrongs. These so called universal moral standards usually incorporate numerous baseless declarations often used by organized social circles as justification for whatever agenda they are endorsing at the time. Outside of a general compassion for fellow peers, moral values are based entirely on opinion.
Of course… this is just my opinion, and that’s a fact.