I've taken a lot of flack for my "heinous" opposition to the "Traditional Values" that most people here respect. I just wanted to submit my definition (all be it a broad one) of morality and how we should look at it as a community (as a country), not as individuals. 1) Compassion We all live in a world plagued by animosity, greed, disease, warfare, poverty, and genuine hatred. The only way that we can truly coexist is by treating each other kindly; by helping each other when we are in need and by putting others ahead of ourselves. 2) Respect/Fairness/Tolerance We may all have different opinions as to what is "right" and what is "wrong," but the least that we can do is respect others as long as they do not hurt us or hurt and take advantage of others. If someone is living life in accordance with the rights of others, we have no reason to condemn them or deny them, even if we disagree with them internally. To disagree with someone is one thing, but to tell them how they must live (if they are not violating the rights of others) is another. 3) Judgment We should not judge people as "sinners" or "saints" based on religious principles. For instance, just because someone may be an atheist does not make him/her a bad person; it makes him/her different than the person of faith. While the person of faith may believe that the atheist is wrong (and perhaps even going to hell), he/she should still base judgment on the character of the person: how he/she treats you and others; not his/her beliefs. The same goes for the Atheist: he/she should not judge based on faith, but rather character. While these concepts are very broad, this is the basis of how I believe that we should live. It is not to insult the morality of any religion, but rather to seek a path that leads to harmony.