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Isspite of all the big talks conducted, there are simply no moral absolutes in a complex world.What do you think of the same?

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Asked by shintsie, 18 Sep '09 11:56 pm
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Dear Shints

The statement has strong validity .You are true indeed that people have tall talk but fail to hold morals.
I think all the morals are relative; it is up to everybody to formulate their own morals. Moral is a personal viewpoint, like an opinion. Its possible that some people might be able to morally justify a crime in specific circumstances, just like some people might be able to morally justify theft or even murder in specific situations.
Laws should govern behavior, not morals or opinions.
The reason for saying that is simple; one only has to look at definition of absolute. Absolute is something that is true, at any time, at any place, no restrictions, and no exceptions. There certainly are absolutes in the physical universe.
I can think of one. Go outdoors anywhere on earth, pick up a stone, drop it from the height of say, one meter. The stone will drop to the ground. Now this is true anywhere on earth, at any time (today or a million years ago), regardless of the ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 19 Sep '09 04:18 pm

 
  
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Indeed that is so true can one find absolutes in this world where there is so much variety of expression, so many cultural differences and understandings, so many powerful energies and emotions,it is a thought to ponder upon.
One way is to confine it to the sacred bond of trust and faith and try to hold on to this as an absolute.Let's stick with what can be declared absolute.In order to hold onto the absolutes, one must either call those who indulge in big talks as liars, or that they have been brainwashed, or one must create some very convoluted arguments such as God is testing them to see if they can remain hypocrite in all their lives or would truthfully practise what they preach.
Answered by inquisitive, 19 Sep '09 12:08 am

 
  
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To answer this serious question of yours I'll quote our PrabhatKumarKumar... "Human values have given way. Many of us don't respect other's talent giving way to conflicts of varying nature. When human values clashes, no one approaches for the specialists, they become specialists themselves."

It continues "When our lives are still so complex, then it needs a complex solution too. Do you think that we can rule a conflicting mind and nature? Relationships is for keeps. Only when mutual respects creeps in, human values are valued, everything shall fall in place. Till then, such Q.s shall always show our apathy as always !"

Now comes my thought... I have observed many people or personalities in my life. I must confess that most of them spoke & behaved either to impress people without actually being affected by any of their spoken words or to cut down other person to size. Since they don't believe in what they say they don't show enough conviction, so to overcome this they rehearse th ...more
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 19 Sep '09 12:37 am

 
  
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Everywhere you will find good and bad people. We are human being so we cantexpect hundred percent moral people
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 19 Sep '09 03:34 pm

 
  
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Maybe definition of morals have changed.......to be successful rich or famous is good thing but today we are going to do anything to get at the top...and the one who is not ready to compromise is accused of being a failure.....everything is fair in love and war they say.........so the world is at war...the war to be at top, the war to be more 'happy', the war to be in better condition than 'others'...and we all find it perfectly ok....if everyone is doing it then why should we make fools of ourselves....but this is all we know ...wats new in this.....if there's no solution then why to weep??? there is a test which might help us......are you able to look eye to eye with the person in the mirror?
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say

For it isn't your father or mother or wife
whose judgement upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in y ...more
Answered by shashank sharma, 22 Sep '09 03:23 pm

 
  
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Yes, that's true and I guess that we would not be able to get to that also. Moral absolutes probably are highly influenced by cultures and religions and stauchness associated with religions. Thus, marrying a cousin may be morally wrong for follower of one religion, while it may be acceptable for followers of another religion. Same is the case with polygamy, while a man of one religion may be sentenced and penanlized for having sexual relations with more than one woman, the same man can not be penalized in India for having sexual relationships legally with four women in case he successfully proves to be follower of a particular religion.

What is morally absolute can remain a question mark for most of the people, but there will be few common points across the religions and cultures. These are the time-tested values respected across the cultures.

1. Integrity
2. Truthfulness
3. Loyalty
4. Discipline
Answered by manish varma, 21 Sep '09 10:07 am

 
  
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The world is the greatest temptress. It allures, entices, and leads us astray. It is all the love of selfish life.
Answered by sankaran subbiah, 20 Sep '09 10:19 am

 
  
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Hi Shints,It is Human nature,to stick to his own egos ,principles and ways,which satisfy him and makes him content.Such topics get retricted as sujects of speaches and never ending debates.Man has a limit to get 100 % refined.The percentage of refinement or tuning varies from Man to Man.There must be more reasons also for Man not to Understand it well and reach to Perfection.Otherwise the knowledge and experiences of sufferings ,tragedies and attrocites of the Past and History are Lessons enough for Man to reach to a very refined sublimated stage. With evolution changes has taken place on Earth in all living forms since ages and Man is considered as the Most intellegent existing Living Being.I think only evolution can bring changes in Human Thinking and Intellegence and if that happen ,that living being wont be called MAN. Thanks Shints.
Answered by Rachana, 19 Sep '09 12:21 pm

 
  
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The complex world is responsible for deteroriation in the moral values.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 19 Sep '09 09:31 am

 
  
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Moral percolates from top to bottom. The top order of the society, including the saints, is involved in immoral things in some way or the other. That is why the moral values have gone down.
Answered by subhash, 19 Sep '09 09:27 am

 
  
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