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    if there is no judgement over human acts, what would be the difference between the good and the bad?

    what's your definition of morality?
     
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    Treat others as you want them to treat you and most everything will work out.
     
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    Understand, you are making the assumption that Humans are not going to judge each other.

    Do you really want to continue with this assumption? Because the results become very simple.
     
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    Is morality evebn the correct word?
    Morality is very variable. Canibals were very moral to their culture. So were slave owners. Even slave owners in the bible.

    Your morals ain't my morals.
     
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    As an agnostic, I am not impressed with morality. With me, morality, what generation or what century you want to debate what is and what is not moral. For an example, let us take slavery. It was not until the 19 th century that slavery was universally abolished in Western Civilization. Even that slavery has been around since recorded history, slavery within the United States of America has only been abolished just less than one hundred and fifty years.

    Now, before the American Civil War, people used how moral and good it was to support slavery. There was thousands of years of evidence and practice with slavery. Now, there is less than one hundred and fifty years talking about how good and in practice that slavery is immoral. Now you tell me, is moral universal century after century or it is just being politically and culturally correct.
     
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    keep your morality out of the laws that govern us all.
     
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    yep,
    I think as communist you don't see difference between murderer like Staline and peace activist Mandela or Amnesty.
     
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    Morality is an agreement the strong or majority impose.

    Love, is a personal thing.
     
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    This isn't an easy question to answer... Morality in it's simplest definition is the ability to determine right from wrong.. But there are so many things in our lives that determine right from wrong.. There is a tribe in Africa that whips their women to show respect and support for their male members of their family.. We may think it is wrong, but to them it is right..

    I guess you can say that something is wrong if you think it is wrong and the society you live in dictates it is wrong..

    The problem with religion and morality is the bible or other religious books never change.. So they never allow for moral growth.. There was a time when a young girl had to marry her rapist.. We have the new testament now and I guess we don't have to listen to that law anymore.. Yet somehow the the gay law is still in affect even though it is an old law as well.. I'll never figure that out..

    The gay marriage debate is a good example?? Morally, I think gay marriage should be legal and already is legal under the constitution.. The 14th amendment makes it legal as marriage laws must be applied equally among all.. Which is why so many states are trying to write laws to specify that marriage is between a man and a woman.. There is no arguement to say that gay marriage is wrong except a religious one..

    So?? Is homosexuality moral and is gay marriage moral??

    I think anything that makes two people happy is moral.. As long as it is between to consenting adults then there shouldn't be an issue.. And if those two people want to get married as an expression of that love, then so be it.. Is it even moral to stop them??
     
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    Hey now that is a Conservative Communist who is registered as a Republican :)

    And I am talking true communist, none of that USSR bullcrap socialism like the USA has.
     
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