For the next few months, I have prepared a seven-part blog series for you. A post will be released every two weeks. Throughout the series, we ask and answer the question: Is Morality Absolute?
Not too long ago, I posed the following question to various Facebook pages:
“Personal question for you all. I’ve been studying ethics and want to know your opinion about something…Do you believe that morality is absolute or do all people decide morality for themselves? In other words, how does one determine what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s good, and what’s evil? Curious to hear your thoughts! -Megan”
I received about two hundred responses from women in their 20’s and 30’s. My goal was to hear arguments for both sides: those who hold to an objective moral standard and those who believe morals are subjective.
Since morality is concerned with the principles of right and wrong or good versus evil, it cannot be separate from truth. It is truth that grounds all principles for morality. So, underlying this question is a deeper question: Is truth objective or subjective? I found that posing this deeper question left many confused. So, I phrased it to encompass something we all understand, morality.
The purpose of this blog series is to convince you that morality is absolute. I’ll do this by presenting then responding to common arguments made by relativists, in-between-ists, and absolutists.
This blog series applies to those who have never considered if morality is absolute or relative. I have found one’s answer to this question is the root of their ideology. Thus, it influences their views on theology, culture, and politics while impacting how they conduct themself in society.