Does Morality Come From Us?

Does Morality Come From Us?

Does Morality Come From Us?

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Brett responds to a video from the British Humanist Association about the origin of morality.

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5 thoughts on “Does Morality Come From Us?

  1. Crimson Woad

    Okay, you made this very contradictory ending: "Morality if is a human invention, does that mean morality changes?" – just before this you asked was morality the same as it was 50, 60 years ago. I think that is self explanatory, of course it changes. People used to think other people were worth less…yes they still do now, but we've overcome this point and said, no they are not, empathy would show that we ourselves would not like to be treated less individually, thus why it changed.

    Relativism is a main starting point along with empathy. Question this, if something doesn't feel right to you, then why would you bring those same sets of circumstances to someone else? Someone with psychological problems with empathy are usually referred to as psychopaths and defective in today's society.

    My point is we are animals, and not only animals, we live in a collective society. Morality can easily be evolved with us. For example, why is rape wrong, well at some point we realise we individually do not like being raped and perhaps observed the after effects of someone being raped and considered it wrong from empathy. So why is my stance wrong and why is your reality right?

    November 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm Reply
  2. Caleb Ellingson

    Don't say we when you refer to a worldview group because there are people who don't agree with you who come from that particular worldview. If you think something say "I think…"

    November 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm Reply
  3. albusai

    people forget history,, without God fear there is no wisdom, there is intelligence, but no  wisdom, over and over again , power corrups, humanist is the same lie as the babel tower

    November 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm Reply
  4. Jason Roelle

    What I I think you have shown is that most Christians do not get the morality from the bible.

    A moral actions is determined by how ever someone defines a moral action. So if I defined a moral actions as a action that increase the collective well being, with the current known evidence, and for a given situation.

    Regardless if a person wants to say a action is moral or not, for a given situation, a action does either decrease, does nothing, or increase the collective well being of the universe.

    What  you said in at least part of a video, you use reason to determine if it is going to decrease, do nothing, or increase the collective well being, for a given situation.

    a objective moral action is a action that is objectively moral for anybody, at any place, at anytime.

    The god character in the bible is not objectively moral.

    What you said at least in part of your video, is that you determine a moral action the same way, most atheist do, and you do not get your morality from the bible.

    not only is the god character in the bible not objectively moral, what the god character in the bible thinks is moral is that god's opinion, and is subjective.

    You have demonstrated following the morality in the bible is following a subjective morality.

    November 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm Reply
  5. Teachthecross

    You literally contradicted yourself halfway through this video. You said that Christians don't blindly obey the Bible, then corrected yourself by stating that they do, then tried to cover this statement up again by stating that most Christians employ moral reasoning, as though such reasoning were not admittedly conditioned by reading the Bible beforehand. The lack of intellectual honesty here is staggering.

    November 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm Reply

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