Friday, May 7, 2010

Codes. Part 1.

So, you have a moral code eh? How is that high horse you're perched on? Is the weather good up there you smug douche bag?

Perhaps it is just because I'm visiting in the United States or that I just previously didn't notice that people get incredibly pretentious over their moral high ground. It started earlier today online when someone on a forum felt the need to say "I find your lack of Honour disturbing."

Well so what? I have a distinct set of values and morals, probably more thought about and decided upon than the average person. Mind you this was on a religious forum in which I am an Atheist minority. I've been subjected to this on other religious forums I am a part of as well.

Supposedly being religious is synonymous with being morally acceptable in society.


But lets not get into how moronic that comparison is, there is enough fallacy and history to be found to prove that such a correlation is both unfounded and unreasonable to suggest.

With this said it doesn't mean that people don't do it. Especially here in America. Not only to the people nit pick, but so do the giant ads in the sky. I am strangely intrigued by this phenomena. These malicious ads attack Atheists, Non-Christians, Those who support Abortion, etc... all under the guise of a universal code of morals and honor.

These do not exist, they are not innate in fact they are so socially and culturally influenced that even religious affiliations which promote certain ideals are far removed from their original texts that you can see where these codes have changed throughout history.

People rejecting certain useless moral codes of conduct is not disturbing, as long as the society functions I would suggest it is a good thing. You don't need a text do understand why killing someone is bad, you don't need some deity to tell you either.

I'll touch on this more in depth in the future, I find it too hard to blog here because I cannot simulate my ideal blogging conditions. You'll hear more on this.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I don't get that either... about religious equaling being moral. I guess people are easily duped and conditioned by that part of society. What is it with people that they feel they have to please someone else and/or follow blindly?

I find it doesn't agree with me. I tried playing that strange game a couple times when I was younger and it didn't feel right so I quit doing it.

Hope all is going well with you. Take care, wherever you're at.