veggymeggy wrote:sinisterkungfu wrote:veggymeggy wrote:I'm as liberal, open-minded, whatever as the next guy, but there are some things that are just WRONG no matter what. And if there is an entire culture that accepts something that's wrong,
it is still wrong. I think this example was used before, but slavery was wrong when the Egyptians did it, it was wrong when the US did it, and it'll be wrong in any other culture that uses it. Just because a group of people adopts something, does not make it ok. It makes it convenient, it means they've adopted a mechanism to allow themselves to justify it, it does not make it ok.
Enough out of me
It's wrong for you. If an entire culture does it, it's obviously not wrong for them. In other people's eyes it may be, but which side is right? The point of that being, the two opposing cultures have different moral views. Universal morality is a lie made up by people trying to promote their agenda as the only correct one.
Nu-uh. It IS wrong for 'them' whoever that may be. You can't say something is ok if you're 'this' and not ok if you're 'that'. (I'm a white chick in 21st century U.S. and slavery is wrong, but if I'm a white chick in 18th century america, slavery is a-ok). That just doesn't work. It's either wrong or it's not. Moral relativity is a lie made up by people who don't want to answer for their actions.
No, moral relativity is a phony buzzword thrown around by the people I mentioned in my last post after they've been proven wrong. Just look at how many times it's been used in this thread.
Look at it this way. Slavery is obviously wrong today. You have been inundated since birth with this way of thought. Now just imagine if you were in ancient Egypt. Slavery was not only perfectly acceptable to them, it was a way of life. You would have been inundated with that since birth. It's wrong when you look back on it with what you believe today, but if you were alive then, you wouldn't think the same way.