The moral decisions we make every day are related directly to the issue of authority. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all base the moral and ethical choices we make on who we believe is in charge, or whether we believe the consequences are worth risking. Observing the speed limit, taking an... Continue Reading →
We like to stay in our comfort zone. We like familiar things where we feel in control, where things we do not like are not welcome and are eliminated as soon as possible. In a way, we live in boxes that we create ourselves in order to preserve and protect our way of thinking and... Continue Reading →
When looking for answers on questions on morality, where does the culture look? What foundation does it stand on? In a shifting moral culture, how can it gain stability?
I read a very interesting article today. Here is the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/is-a-chimpanzee-a-person-a-lawsuit-could-hold-the-answer-1.2833728 What is the issue? Simple. Steven Wise, lawyer and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, wants to "free" Tommy, a chimpanzee that currently is owned by Patrick and Diane Lavery in the state of New York. Tommy currently lives in a 6m x... Continue Reading →
The word "tolerance" is something we hear a lot of today. While its use varies, in most contexts it is used to exhort us to tolerate other people's ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles. One of its greatest implications is that we as people are not to impose our ideas, beliefs, morals, and lifestyles on others.... Continue Reading →