10 results for 'morality'
...barometer that we should be using?
The moral argument of intervention is a complicated discussion. Many say it’s simple, but the cost of any decision, in lives...is a high price, always mired in complication. How can we take up the mantle of “moral police” of the world...when morality is so ambiguous, and the role of cop (played out far too frequently with regards to abuse...in this country alone) is magnified a thousandfold when the enforcement of our morality is hoisted upon a world that does not willingly adhere to our laws (as we citizens do) nor recognize our authority ... (more)
What is been commonly projected as morality are mostly selfish beliefs by an individual or a cult to keep masses obedient. The cult can hide in many masks that of religion, god, nation, race or colour. If any of the former is referred as the key towards morality then it is clearly the worst disgrace humanity can ever have, because it is visible in plain sight how many animal species take care of their elderly and young ones, how they help and protect each other for survival. The same animals that are considered inferior to humans are capable of all these things and still some keep on insisting... (more)
Years ago I attended a lecture which described average moral development. When a child or even some adults choose to act justly because they fear punishment, they are illustrating the most primitive level of morality. Even when a child or immature adult performs in a correct manner to receive praise or an award like a pay raise, they still are motivated simply by external forces. However when a person acts in love because they are remaining true to their core values, then they have reached the truest form of ethical action. So how do we tap into this core of goodness within us ?... (more)
Bloggers Unite is an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By asking bloggers to write about a particular subject, a single voice can be joined with thousands to help make a difference. March 15, 2013 is the first bloggers unite event where the organizers and sponsors of bloggers unite are joining together with bloggers to "do the right thing.”
What is right varies from culture to culture and is often coloured by more pressing issues of survival, tradition, desires, ambition etc. So how do we define what is right in today’s society? A suicide... (more)
...to transcend the limits imposed on everyday expressions of dissent. Even those who live in authoritarian states, at least where tweeting is allowed, can express a view reasonably free from detection.
I was thinking of this on reading about the latest absurdity by Saudi Arabia’s morality police. Yes, the country has a morality police, bearded auxiliaries employed by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. They are more familiarly known to Saudis as Hayaa. In Damam on the Kingdom’s Gulf Coast they recently marched into an education exhibition... (more)
... of beliefs.
3. Shame. Some people’s behavior contradicts their own high moral standards. So they project an outwardly pious persona in an attempt to hide their own private shameful acts. When they are constantly telling others what is right and wrong they are seen as pillars of morality, and nobody suspects how depraved and decadent their lives truly are.
It doesn’t matter what path leads you there – all that matters is that in the Moral Police you find an outlet for your high and mighty views of right and wrong. Then get out there and let your gay neighbors... (more)
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” The profundity of this thought reflects upon the significance of knowledge and self-expression. For centuries, education has been an uplifting attribute of self-awareness. Education leverages one’s personality, character, and moral consciousness. As a spearhead to extricate the self from dogmas and nuances of fear, education has been the handbook of insight that edifies positive behavior, indoctrinates intellectual expression, and stimulates self-exploration. But what happens when education... (more)
With most profound gratitude to Hurricane Dean for exposing one of the vital components of the contemporary struggle for the soul of the Republic, this article explores the deceptive and destructive ideology used by reactionary politicians and commentators to corrode and corrupt the moral fiber of the electorate. The modern source of this delusive outlook is Ayn Rand. Though primarily known as a novelist, Ms. Rand expounded an alluring philosophy she called Objectivism. As she explained it, philosophy had five components: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics [http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_intro].... (more)
...to promote fairness and equality, coming out of the ‘veil of ignorance’ is imperative. He idealized a society where there was no social status or labeling associated to individuals and everyone could be entitled to same social rights. Perhaps John Rawls envisioned a social model based on morality, ethicality, and virtues. His ideology seems similar to that of Dr. Patch Adams who intends to design a society based on ‘care systems’. Dr Adams philosophy of holistic care integrates cause with compassion and is a consciousness raising effort of utmost importance in healthcare system... (more)
Did Jesus own his t-shirtwas of a consequencethat lead for heads to roll offand hell to live on earth.It was no minor question,unlike the one aboutthe angels pushing needlesto those who couldn’t count.Oh, such crucial questions,for which so many soulswere massacred for answersin search of higher goals.And yet today nobodycares or thinks aboutthose most important questionsman couldn’t live without.But even now we’re holdinga very strong beliefthat we possess some knowledgewithout which we can’t live.Oh, such crucial matters,Essential, higher goalshas lead us, like our fathersto sacrifice more... (more)
« previous next »