The discussion should still be continued. Ethics are getting increasing limelight due to the many corporate and government scandals. The problem is due to culture climate that strives to succeed regardless of the cost. When did these values infiltrate our society?
I think the term "moral relativism" is too broad, it's too easy, it's a sound byte and can be quickly attributed to the "whipping boy" group known as "liberals"--which is its appeal.No, it's not. It's a lack of ethics. Nothing relative about it.
I think the term "moral relativism" is too broad, it's too easy, it's a sound byte and can be quickly attributed to the "whipping boy" group known as "liberals"--which is its appeal.
We live in a greed-based system, where a person is deemed deserving of all the money and power they can garner irrespective of how that money and power were obtained. We don't have royalty in this country exactly, instead we have rich people and no one wants to take them down because they are living proof that it might be possible for each one of us to achieve that elevated state at some point. No one needs millions per year to live on, especially when there are hungry and homeless people, but we hesitate to place confiscatory taxes on the rich just in case we become rich someday and want to keep our ill-gotten gains.
One of my favorite hypocrisies is that people in this country are up in arms over gays because of 6 scriptures that MAY or may not actually refer to loving same-sex relationships, but nearly 2000 references in the Old and New Testament and Jesus admonishment to give all your possessions to the poor go unremarked and ignored while we pile up vast fortunes in the here and now.[