What's your code of morality?

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What's your code of morality?

spiced spiced
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot lately, but seldom used correctly.

Personally, I believe that anything which benefits sentient living beings is moral, and anything which harms sentient living beings is immoral. That's what I live by, though of course (being human), not perfectly.

How about you? Do you live by a moral code? If so, what is it?
02/24/2013
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hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
Neutral Good, with a few Chaotic leanings.

Well, that's my alignment. My moral code is pretty pure Enlightenment-influenc ed Libertarian, and I take it very, very seriously.
02/24/2013
misterazor misterazor
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Originally posted by spiced
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot ...
my thought is this...
if a person is not doing anything to hurt another, than they should be left alone. i don't tell people how to live, and i expect the same. i dissagree with people all of the time about politics, religion, etc. but, the base of my argument is, live and let live. we can dissagree and get along. i don't expect you to live your life according to my rules, and you should not expect me to live my life according to your rules.

i don't respect those who feel the need to try to take away another person's right to make up their own mind.

of course, what "harms" a person is what's up for debate. that's what happens when you get into a discussion about religion. i'm pro-choice, but i can see the case for pro-life. i'm pro-gay marriage, but the church sees that as a sin...which shapes a lot of people's points of view. some think that religion is a form of brainwashing, and therefore harmful to children exposed to it. some things get complicated by these kinds of thoughts.

all in all...live and let live. if your way of being is causing another misery, you might want to question your actions. however, if someone is miserable over your way of being just because they don't agree with it, perhaps they need to question themselves instead of you questioning yourself.

ha! untie that one.
02/25/2013
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Maximise real and potential happiness; minimise real and potential harm.
02/25/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by misterazor
my thought is this...
if a person is not doing anything to hurt another, than they should be left alone. i don't tell people how to live, and i expect the same. i dissagree with people all of the time about politics, religion, etc. but, the ...
all in all...live and let live. if your way of being is causing another misery, you might want to question your actions. however, if someone is miserable over your way of being just because they don't agree with it, perhaps they need to question themselves instead of you questioning yourself.


Well said.
02/25/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
Neutral Good, with a few Chaotic leanings.

Well, that's my alignment. My moral code is pretty pure Enlightenment-influenc ed Libertarian, and I take it very, very seriously.
I'm really Chaotic Good with Neutral tendencies.

"Harm none, do what thou will" - my morality.
02/25/2013
MrWill MrWill
Eh I don't know how to classify it, but if 1 has to die so 2 can live so be it.


If 100 have to die so 1000 can live, so be it.
02/25/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by spiced
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot ...
I do and it is... "an ye harm none but do what ye will"
02/25/2013
spiced spiced
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Originally posted by MrWill
Eh I don't know how to classify it, but if 1 has to die so 2 can live so be it.


If 100 have to die so 1000 can live, so be it.
I think Spock said this on Star Trek: "Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few".
02/25/2013
MrWill MrWill
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Originally posted by spiced
I think Spock said this on Star Trek: "Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few".
I'm not a trekkie, but Spock said a lot of things that I can agree with.
02/25/2013
K101 K101
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Originally posted by spiced
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot ...
Hmm.. I guess I have a moral code. I mean I think a lot about what is moral and immoral & right and wrong, but I don't think I could specifically say how I "judge" what's moral and immoral. I honestly think the decision for me, comes from my heart, as cheesy and lame as that does sound. :/

I mean sure I believe in doing your best to be honest & never hurting someone, but I don't know if that's how I'd sum up everything moral and okay, for my own self. I just can tell in my heart if something is moral or not for me. I guess what I'm trying to say is for me, it's not so black and white. I could say that I live by a code that means as long as it harms none, it's okay, but I don't know if that's true for me either because I'm sure there's something I could do that wouldn't harm others or me, but would still be my idea of immoral. I don't totally know. Just not a very black and white thing.
02/25/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by spiced
We've been hanging out with a a couple of REALLY cool friends, sort of half-watching the Oscars and we had a surprisingly deep discussion (our friends just went home). We somehow ended up talking about morality, a word that's used a lot ...
I think that's close to what I believe. I also feel that if I do something that doesn't harm others but is not approved by others, it's fine.
02/25/2013
GONE! GONE!
Basically something along the lines of "My right to swing my arm ends where your face begins."
I do what I want with my own body and life, good or bad, and I don't tell people what to do with theirs unless they want my advice. I also don't harm them except in self-defense. Self-defense can be for psychological situations as well. That's my morality in a nutshell.
02/26/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Don't harm yourself or others, and be something that other people would respect and trust
02/26/2013
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