What are your moral views?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Share love.
Share wealth.
Share compassion.
Be true to yourself and others.
Spread kindness.
Reserve judgement.

And remember, smiles cost nothing.

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
That was truly delightful, Dozy...I was just thinking about you and so many stories that just fit the circumstance, wondering how you do it...
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I've never really been comfortable with people, Virginia and have to work at making conversation. So, whenever possible, I just tell stories. Most of the time they don't even realise that we're not really talking about anything and it keeps me out of trouble. I guess most of the stories and jokes just stuck in there somehow.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Well David Zee is right on I think...that one was truly a classic.
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

The world is comprised almost totally of 'others'. Be nice!

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

I hold these views:

Live and let live; aspire to inspire, make the world better by example or beneficence. Promote dignity. Do no harm. Morality is not the child of religion, it is a victim of religion. 

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. -Robert A Heinlein.

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Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Probably why Heinlein didn't publish them himself while he lived. Still, a clever fellow was he.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I thought that she was following Heinlein's wishes in publishing them. They were too well crafted to be just a hodge-podge. I think it was his way of sticking the finger to all the people who irritated him ... and their name was legion.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
I'm grabbing this -
"Morality is not the child of religion, it is a victim of religion. " - The "Z"
Speaks volumes of truth.
Cindy  Lou Profile
Cindy Lou answered

Hmmmm., .thinking....I have learned if I'm "too" nice, there are some who will selfishly take everything I have without any regard to me, so I have had to stop helping so many out unfortunately. 

I have given a lot of money out over the years. And no one ever pays it back, which I never expected anyway. Now I have to really count my pennies -

-so-I try to be the best person I can be at all times but be careful and discerning -which isn't easy for me because I have literally given the coat off my back, my purse away because someone liked it-

but I will defend anyone who needs it. I can't help it...unless they've brought it on themselves.

Then I have to stand back and let them learn their lesson.

Well,  as you can see I don't have anything pinpointed as far as morals-I just try to be the best person I can be every day.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I was almost going to preface my answer by saying, "Put yourself first," but thought it would be misunderstood. If we all looked after ourselves first we'd be doing the world a favour. THEN we can start looking after other people. It's all about balance.

One of my neighbours did as master's degree in clinical psychology and he said that they put people into pigeonholes to help with the classification before deciding how to counsel them. Then, he said, the pull them back out and treat them as individuals. But he said that there's a pigeonhole for all those folk who forever need somebody to hold their hand, to help them out, to make their decisions for them, and to comfort them when things don't work out. That pigeonhole is called PITA and that's the acronym for Pain in the Butt.
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

The basics. Don't lie. Don't steal. Don't cheat. Don't kill. Don't butt in where you don't belong, but do stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves.

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

Those are some nice things to do or not do,which the bible teaches at  1 Cornithians 6:9-11 besides not stealing being violent, it mentions not being sexually immoral, an adulterous person,idol worshippers.  And at Matthew 7:12 states ," All things,therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them." 

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

I tend to embrace reciprocity as a guideline.

I like to be treated with kindness, respect. I like to think that my actions will have a ripple effect if simply viewed by others in my community or vicinity, so I intentionally try to practice open acts of kindness in hopes of inspiring the same action in others.

The underlying moral value should be the "Well Being of sentient Beings". If we start out here, then this is a moral/ethical line, that is set, and NOT contingent on the indoctrinated teachings of whether or not a "Supernatural Judge, Jury and Executioner" is watching from the nether worlds.

It is the difference between teaching ethical actions based on the use of Reciprocity and Empathetic reasoning, versus simple "Reward and Punishment" for our actions.

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Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Einstein: "If people are only good because they fear punishment or hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Morality is what we should do based on what we are.

So, as a Catholic, I have always tended to understand my relation to the rest of God's creation as a guideline.

And my conscience and understanding have developed over my lifetime.

It is also important for me to be aware of the particular idiosyncrasies that I have due to my personal history that may unduly sway my decisions and then take them into account.

My primary challenge is in dealing with people who think that 2 + 2 = 5---whether in math or in philosophy.  I have little patience with consequent ignorance---lack of due knowledge in a person.

And of course, for those of us who know and love God, we are seldom motivated by any type of "Reward and Punishment" system.

(I guess most ex-Catholics especially tend to think in terms of "Reward and Punishment" systems---apparently they left the Church because they never really understood what it is really about.)  

Instead, for us, there is a quiet satisfaction that comes from living a life in harmony with both the natural and supernatural realities.

(That's another way of saying that we are "conforming our minds to that which exists"---We seek the truth, in other words.)  

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Ty Hibb answered

My morality is based on two things. Loving God with my whole heart soul and mind and loving my neighbor as myself. Understanding how God feels on matters shapes my thinking about what is really right and what is really wrong. Without that knowledge I would be relegated to learning things through trial and error. Doing it that way would cause me to learn some things that I would like to have avoided.

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