The Importance Of Moral Beliefs

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There comes a point in time when all people must begin to assess the truths they acknowledge. This process can either result in a strengthening of the beliefs one already holds as they further confirm the ideologies, or it can result in a complete reversal of all that one previously held as true with respect to a certain facet of their beliefs. Throughout the course of my life I previously gave very little thought and reflection to the beliefs I held. I was held under the perspective that they were principal and structural truths to me, therefore, why should I question them? While perhaps there is merit in the consistency of accepting the knowledge and theories one has held for their livelihood, I seek opportunities to further refine and challenge …show more content…
Previously, I had held the belief that morality is a universal truth that is unanimous among all cultures. Through examination of these my views on morality, I have since come to the conclusion that a moral code is defined by the culture one resides in, and there exists no universal standard of goodness that is unanimously echoed throughout each culture, justified by the stark differences in culture between the middle east and the west. While according to my code of morality, it is immoral to abuse women, according to the morality code of the middle east, it is perfectly acceptable. This is an understanding I must have when approaching issues pertinent to the middle east. It is important to note, though, that my understanding of their code of morals does not mean that I condone what they do. I still view what they do as immoral and wrong, but it is ultimately beneficial to me when discussing the culture of the middle east to remember that their moral code is starkly different. Ultimately this will lead to more civil and meaningful discussion opposed to the repetitive contradictions that result from closed …show more content…
Upon having reached a certain conclusion I am satisfied with, I must then go about with recognizing how this belief will affect me in my daily life, and how I am to treat this newfound or reinforced understanding. In effect, through this question I aim to determine how strongly I stand behind my convictions, as well as how public I am to make my support of this decision. It is possible that others may scoff at this methodology and remark that a belief I am not willing to be 100% behind is not worth believing. Granted, it is indispensable to strongly uphold one 's positions with unparalleled vigor, I assert that it is even more valuable to know your fights, and stand behind the notions worth fighting for opposed to putting an iron curtain around all you accept. Not only does this type of defense lead to more constructive and civil discussions, It also allows for mental and philosophical growth in which you can learn of new, perhaps more logical, perspectives to add to your own system of beliefs. As an example, throughout the weekly discussion groups, I have been rather anchored to the beliefs I hold about life’s meaning and what constitutes knowledge and truth. Yet by the same accord I also have attempted to keep an open perspective on religious matters, and ultimately this perspective has lead to assisting me in making

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