January 18, 2007 8:39am CST
There are a lot of topics on here that are very heated/controversial ones and I find that when those topics come up ppl like to use words like "immoral"...I've also had numerous discussions with ppl over the yrs where "immoral" has been spewed from someone elses mouth..and I've been told that I have no morals (something I find extremely funny actually)..So here's what I'm curious about... What would you classify as Immoral? Who decides for you what is or isnt morally acceptable? If you dont decide for yourself, why do you allow someone else to do it for you?
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20 Feb 07
Morality is something intangible, it cannot be taught, it cannot be mandated. Morality is one of the few things that one can call their own. Religious people tend to believe that the bible, or other holy script, mandates what is moral, but in the end it is up to the individual, after all even religious "law" changes over time or we'd still be stoning our children that talk back to us. I won't preach to you what I consider to be immoral, because I have no right to do so, in my own code of morality I consider it immoral to push your personal views onto others, so I won't break my morality by doing so. No one decides for me what is or isn't morally acceptable but myself.
20 Feb 07
Oh thats quite a tough subject and has made my mind go into overdrive to think of an answer. I suppose the one thing to keep in mind that everyone has their own ideas of moral standards, what is acceptable to you may not be acceptable to everyone. For me it would be a lawless person who went around doing crime against others or who hurt others physically or mentally. It's a brilliant discussion topic though!
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19 Jan 07
What might be right for one might not be right for another. Also, at times, when something that two people both do something that's considered immoral, they tend to blame each other when word gets out. What I may consider immoral killing (except in self defense - as a last resort), stealing (unless maybe it was yours to begin with) ... pretty much infringing on someone else, like backstabbing, or doing something like tell someone that they're a great guy & turn around while he's not there & badmouth that person. It's really tough to say what else, but sometimes (I'm thinking someone like Robin Hood.) it seems that immoral things at times need to be done for more moral, rightful reasons.