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    I'm absolutely sure that I shouldn't be absolutely sure about anything.

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    I support Nietzsche's idea that morality should originate as a need, after a point of moral nihilism. Then the right morals will "naturally" come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llewellyn View Post
    I support Nietzsche's idea that morality should originate as a need, after a point of moral nihilism. Then the right morals will "naturally" come up.
    Nietzsche espoused living by one's own code of principles, arrived at through rigorous self-examination and "sublimation of Wills to Power", not morals.

    On a more general level, the distinction between a personal code of ethics, e.g. principles, and morals is an important one.

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    Welcome to the Western World: Home of the Relativists. Home of "Tolerance." Enjoy.
    Yes, those Evangelicals and their constant preaching of tolerance and understanding is really driving me crazy. Lousy peaceniks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    I worry for absolutists. Not only are they potentially dangerous, but I think they're severely out of touch.
    are you absolutely sure?
    I don't wanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    are you absolutely sure?
    Yes.

    <--your grandfather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Objectively it's relative, but realistically, we are a species with certain biological limitations and patterns of behavior, and as such, there are going to be universal codes which are beneficial when followed, such as the incest taboo and laws against murder. But I still voted relativism.
    The bolded part does seem stable, but I generally accept relativism. Not because it's relative, but because it seems sensible and logical.

    I did grow up in a very conservative culture, though, that treated relativism as morally backslidden and an attack upon "good" traditional values.

    It made life uncomfortable for a very long time, until I finally just realized I was more relativistic because the other approach seemed inaccurate to me.
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    To say that morality is always relative is contradictory, because that itself is a morally absolute statement.

    There are some moral absolutes, but the rest is relative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    To say that morality is always relative is contradictory, because that itself is a morally absolute statement.
    But is that a moral position?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didums View Post
    I'm absolutely sure that I shouldn't be absolutely sure about anything.
    What a beautiful ideal.
    A difficult one to practice I'm sure.

    Interesting.
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