13 years old, agnostic, and I still fear hell
Donating = Loving
Bringing you atheist articles and building active godless communities takes hundreds of hours and resources each month. If you find any joy or stimulation at Atheist Republic, please consider becoming a Supporting Member with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good dinner.
Log in or create an account to join the discussions on the Atheist Republic forums.
Morals come from society. As society changes, morality changes. It is fluid.
So if 100 years from now FGM was practiced around the world it would be moral? Moral relativism, my friend, it is sickening.
Well, look at today. Just 60 years ago anyone who was not a heterosexual was considered immoral. These days that is finally changing. I.e: morality is changing, right before our very eyes. If its sickining to you, you'd best quit looking.
No, it is still repugnant just as much, if I remember correctly we even had a president in the 1700s which committed pedastry. Besides, if people began thinking that the sky is pink it is still blue
Being a bisexual myself, I take a high degree of offence to your words.
I think the word "morality" is the problem. It's been used to condemn things that some types of theists are afraid of or envy, such as extramarital sex, homosexuality, prostitution, pornography, etc. That's a very narrow view, and it is indeed fluid and ever-changing, because it's based on social norms. I define morality as dealing with other people decently and honestly, treating them as I want to be treated, keeping my word, trying to help when I can... I think those values represent real, universal morality, because they are rooted in what it means to be human. And my view is that if it changes, it isn't morality. It's mores.
I concur, to a degree.
Mores (pronounced "more rays") are the accepted customs and norms of a society. One society's mores can be repugnant to another. Genital mutilation of girls and boys is a good example.