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joespam
07-10-2005, 07:35 AM
A lot of us feel that our values are more 'moral' than others. But what is morality? What makes a 'good person?' I have my own ideas, but I'd like to hear yours.

Ray G.
07-10-2005, 07:36 AM
Respect for others. Everything else is secondary.

Jim.
07-10-2005, 07:37 AM
I tried to, but my dictonary exploded.

Tabraz
07-10-2005, 07:37 AM
balance, i guess.
as one comedian put it, he thinks that everyone should be allowed to do whatever the hell they want unless in obstructs somone elses right to do whatever the hell they want.
i kinda agree! :lol:

Jerome Gibbons
07-10-2005, 07:39 AM
Morality is when a girl is about to sexually violate a guy and he has the inner strength to refuse her.

J.D. Lombardi
07-10-2005, 07:53 AM
since no one did it yet 8-)

mo·ral·i·ty ( P ) Pronunciation Key (m-rl-t, mô-)
n. pl. mo·ral·i·ties
The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.
A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct: religious morality; Christian morality.
Virtuous conduct.
A rule or lesson in moral conduct.

gwyllgi
07-10-2005, 07:57 AM
Morals are a society endorsed thing, usually. I don't have morals. I have ethics. My own personal ethics.

BriRedfern
07-10-2005, 07:58 AM
If we answer this question, we need to get the AP wire and every intellectual on the planet in this thread STAT.

joespam
07-10-2005, 08:27 AM
Morals are a society endorsed thing, usually. I don't have morals. I have ethics. My own personal ethics.

Usually those words are used synonymously. Interesting.

stevapalooza
07-10-2005, 08:54 AM
It depends on the society you live in. American moral values are basically judeo-christian/Enlightenment values. Muslim moral values are Koranic moral values. Chinese & Japanese moral values are Confucian moral values, etc. Even though moral values get a bad wrap they're generally what hold societies together. No society can exist without some kind of moral center.

Stryfe
07-10-2005, 09:03 AM
It depends on the society you live in. American moral values are basically judeo-christian/Enlightenment values. Muslim moral values are Koranic moral values. Chinese & Japanese moral values are Confucian moral values, etc. Even though moral values get a bad wrap they're generally what hold societies together. No society can exist without some kind of moral center.


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gwyllgi
07-10-2005, 09:07 AM
Usually those words are used synonymously. Interesting.

Morals are more of a society thing. Ethics are slightly different. I remember discussing it when I got into philosophy in homeschool.

uberleslie
07-10-2005, 09:58 AM
this is a good explanation of the difference between morals, ethics and values: http://www.ethics.org/ask_e4.html (http://www.ethics.org/ask_e4.html) ...don't know who the guy is who wrote it, but seems to align with what i learned in college.

Genius J
07-10-2005, 09:59 AM
Morality is when a girl is about to sexually violate a guy and he has the inner strength to refuse her.
I must not have this "morality" you speak of, then.

amy
07-10-2005, 10:17 AM
i think I'm missing the morals gene.

joespam
07-10-2005, 12:26 PM
It depends on the society you live in. American moral values are basically judeo-christian/Enlightenment values. Muslim moral values are Koranic moral values. Chinese & Japanese moral values are Confucian moral values, etc. Even though moral values get a bad wrap they're generally what hold societies together. No society can exist without some kind of moral center.

So does someone have better morals than someone else?

joespam
07-10-2005, 12:27 PM
this is a good explanation of the difference between morals, ethics and values: http://www.ethics.org/ask_e4.html (http://www.ethics.org/ask_e4.html) ...don't know who the guy is who wrote it, but seems to align with what i learned in college.

I'm off to read this - but a question:

Which is more important of the three - morals, ethics, or values?

DigiEmissary
07-10-2005, 01:06 PM
Morals are generally used to control society via indoctrination in childhood and subsequent peer pressure to follow these "rules" that generally have religious origins and therefore aren't really necessary.

My personal ethics are Life, Liberty and Property. I respect yours, you respect mine, otherwise there's a problem.

Captain Nate
07-10-2005, 01:31 PM
Morals are a set of values in which one chooses to guide one's life with. Some codes of ethics are right, some are wrong.