Morality: Subjective/man-made or Objective/Law of Nature

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    Morality: Subjective/man-made or Objective/Law of Nature

    What do you think?

    Is Morality simply a concept created by men for men, and changes depending on one's beliefs, circumstances, or situation?

    Or is it a creation of God that exists to determine our next lives, and is a black and white issue despite any variables?
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    I mixture. Some things are natural law and some are man made. Some are subjective and some objective.

    Wow, what a response hu'h?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    I mixture. Some things are natural law and some are man made. Some are subjective and some objective.

    Wow, what a response hu'h?
    Ha. Not too bad, and I am positive you have reasons for it.

    What do you mean some are subjective? Specifically? Do you mean subjective based on one's upbringing, situation, or the context of an action?

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    Subjective: Hunting animals? Eating meat? Playing the lottery? Smoking in a car with a baby in it and the windows up? "Take no prisoners" type of business philosophy?

    I guess it depends on one's point of view and how they personally value other things.

    Objective: Hurting children, taking something that is not yours, forcing your will on someone, lying, murder

    Religious beliefs/opinions: profanity, homosexuality, adultery, divorce, blasphemy, failure to help someone in need, not loving your neighbor

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    Subjective: Hunting animals? Eating meat? Playing the lottery? Smoking in a car with a baby in it and the windows up? "Take no prisoners" type of business philosophy?

    I guess it depends on one's point of view and how they personally value other things.

    Objective: Hurting children, taking something that is not yours, forcing your will on someone, lying, murder

    Religious beliefs/opinions: profanity, homosexuality, adultery, divorce, blasphemy, failure to help someone in need, not loving your neighbor
    So how do we determine which are objective? Why is it that most atheists and Christians alike would agree that the Holocaust was a bad thing?

    I like to think that the Law of Human Nature (Right and Wrong) is something that every person intuitively knows.

    Playing devil's advocate, but if there is a subjective morality, could I not just murder somebody and say "Well its my personal belief/opinion that its not wrong" and it would be justified? (Again, I'm not saying you implied this but I'm just playing along)

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