A basic moralitySubmitted by karmavsdogma on Mon, 06/30/2008 - 03:25
Can we as humans agree on a basic morality, just the bare minimum you have to do as a part of human society? I hear a lot of talk about virtues, morals, and how Americans have "lost their way" or "turned away from ***"<-- insert your god of choice here. In any case, can we all agree on a form of morality that all humans, at the very least, should follow? I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I think I've narrowed it down to just two simple rules:
1. Be nice to each other
2. Be responsible for yourself
If you can do nothing else in life, you should at least be able to follow these two rules. If everyone were to follow these two basic rules, a lot of the conflicts we have would disappear instantly. These rules transcend all religious or spiritual practices known today in their simplicity of message as well as the results for humanity should we implement them explicitly and universally. Now that humans can pretty much communicate with each other at will from anywhere on the globe (for the most part), why don't we all just agree to adopt these tenets en masse, at the base minimum, or at least pass on a morality to future generations based on these tenets (or something similar).