Subjectivity Of Morality

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Morality can exist in a world without God because of the objectivity of morals even through different time periods and cultures maintains, and genuinely good morality may easily come from non-religious motives. Certain immoral practices have been permissible in the past due to societal and cultural changes, but they are nonetheless still immoral. Morality does not simply follow clear cut rules, and historically immoral actions have happened egregiously. Ultimately, utilitarianism is what governs morality. To continue to sustain all of humanity and to even further individual success, correct moral judgment is key moving forward. Morality is based upon doing what is better for increasing utility in society. In addition, in practice there are …show more content…
The morality of every decision and action is objective. If morals are objective then as a society we may look back at certain actions and assess their morality. Just because an action or decision was agreed upon in the past or by certain parties as morally acceptable, it does not make those actions morally acceptable when we reflect up those times. That is why people and societies progress and reform in order to stray away from immoral actions. This contradicts the assessment made by J.L. Mackie in “The Subjectivity of Values”. J.L. Mackie submits that morality is subjective and changes interpretation from person to person. Mackie builds this argument upon the fact that individuals should act on what the subject judges as right and wrong. According to Mackie, people must act in the same way if morals are truly objective. People would just do what is “right” all the time and overcome egoism and self-interest. This clearly is not the case. People are more than capable to act immorally. Just because immoral actions happen, it does not change our ability to assess this judgment. We may still identify actions as moral or immoral. Mackie also asserts …show more content…
Are all of these people immediately considered immoral because of their belief that there is no God? Clearly, no. Obviously, there are people in the world who do amazing, selfless things with their life without having God dictate what is morally right. Morality rather than being sourced from God, there is an innate human sense to better themselves and others. Fundamentally, all humans are still animals with the imperative mission of competing to succeed in nature and reproduce and carry on your lineage. As society has grown the way to succeed now has become contributing to society in order to sustain oneself. Giving to society as a whole will in turn benefit the individual. A simple, governing guideline presides over human nature now, commonly known as The Golden Rule, simply stating, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The Golden Rule was supposedly brought to humanity by Jesus which would have happened nearly 2000 years ago. However, this as a tool to assess morality has never been seen in practice more than humanity currently. In a world where religion has much less bearing and atheism is more present, morality and proper judgment of actions are constantly becoming more precise. As seen previously, this rule was often broken for actions in the name of religion and still were (and maybe

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