Monday, January 19, 2009


What is considered to be morally correct is subjective, along with what is emphasized under the a certain moral law, and what is not.  Basically, there cannot be a universal Moral Law, but everything is based off of one's own personal or collective cultural beliefs.  However, it would benefit us to stray away from this type of behavior... it is most important to take a step back and consider all viewpoints rather than to simply rule something out because you cannot see it's benefit when you look at face value.  However, it would be considered ignorant to choose to disbelieve something because it doesn't fit with your subjective beliefs.  

Values are set in place.  We have "no more power of inventing a new value than planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum."  However, what is important is not whether or not these values exist, because it is clear that they do.  What changes all the time is the significance that is placed on certain values in certain periods of time.  

In an ideal world there would be one universal Moral Law... the one that God Himself grants His people in which the values are placed in order.  I believe that this does exist, and that He intends for his people to follow it. But it is not followed by everyone, and that is why subjectivism has caused such controversy in our world then and now.

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