Tuesday, October 24, 2006

 

Can ethics be democratic?

Another unnamed blogger posted this comment last week. I think it deserves to be shared with the entire readership.

Ethics is not, cannot be, democractic. Ethics by its very definition is authoritarian. Ethical standards do not change. Morals change all of the time. So, with shifting morals, if 90 percent of the people say that it is all right to do this, then that must be perfectly all right to do because 90 percent of the people say it is. It is a very democratic nation.

Ethics, by contrast, are set in stone.


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Can ethics be democratic?

Quote**Ethics is not, cannot be, democractic. Ethics by its very definition is authoritarian. Ethical standards do not change. Morals change all of the time. So, with shifting morals, if 90 percent of the people say that it is all right to do this, then that must be perfectly all right to do because 90 percent of the people say it is. It is a very democratic nation

Ethics, by contrast, are set in stone.**End quote

I whole heartly agree with the writer...But the problem is the ACLU is being allowed by our courts to remove all the stones...The ten Commandments.
 
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