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Morals/Right and Wrong
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Right:

~"in conformity with fact, reason, truth, or some standard or principle"
~"fitting or appropriate; suitable"
~"genuine; authentic"
~"a moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics"
~"the state or quality or an instance of being correct"
~"correctly or accurately"
~"uprightly or righteously: to obey one's conscience and live right"
~"to do justice to; avenge"
~"in accordance with accepted standards of moral or legal behaviour, justice, etc"
~"any claim, title, etc, that is morally just or legally granted as allowable or due to a person"
~"morally correct"

"Right | Define Right at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/right
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Re: Morals/Right and Wrong
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Post # 2
Wrong:

~"not in accordance with what is morally right or good"
~"deviating from truth or fact"
~"not correct in action, judgment, opinion, method, etc., as a person; in error"
~"not suitable or appropriate"
~"that which is wrong, or not in accordance with morality, goodness, or truth"
~"an injustice"
~"to treat unfairly or unjustly"
~"to pursue an immoral course; become depraved"
~"not correct or truthful"
~"astray morally"
~"an infringement of another person's rights"
~"to discredit, malign, or misrepresent"

"Wrong | Define Wrong at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Web. 17 Sept. 2010. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wrong
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Re: Morals/Right and Wrong
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Post # 3
I included the different definitions of right and wrong as a starting to this post so you can see where I am coming from since the beginning.

Right and wrong are concepts that are common to us all. In everything we do there are these two concepts lingering at the background, telling us which we should do. They are in our morals and in our ethics. It is through the use of morals and ethics that we determine what we feel is right, and what we feel is wrong. Quite simply put, we follow certain guidelines of behavior, even those who follow a more chaotic path have a moral compass when they take or don't take actions.

That being said, moral compasses are individualistic. Your compass may point 34 degrees north-northeast, but mine will point 21 degrees south-southwest.

It is because of the individualistic nature of morals that we cannot be said to call someone right or wrong, as in their own minds they are right. People like Hitler for example were right in their own minds through their own actions. That being said, nothing you do is truthfully outside of the moral perspective. It is because of my morals that I am posting this particular post, and it is out of your morals that you will reply.

Now, morals are a funny thing because as I said we can't call someone right or wrong based on their morals. But if all actions and words include morals, then how is it that our opinions can be shot down by others? We will get to this answer later, but I want you to keep it in mind until then.

Now then, what is right is what is truth, as the above post of definitions shows. Well, if what is right is what is true, then how do we determine truth? Because your truth and my truth is individualistic, we cannot call each other's truths wrong can we?

What is right is also what is fact, but facts can change over time as new facts come out. And a fact to you, may not be one to me as I do not know the facts you do.

What is right is reasoned, but your reasoning for something, and my reasoning for something can be far far different. So...once again, we hit a snag in what is right.

So, to move onto what is wrong, it is what is injust. Injustice depends on what you see as justice. So again, individualism comes up.

To be honest, I don't think I need to go through wrong as I did with right because by now, you either got the point of that bit, or you never will. Quite simply put, we can't determine whether someone is right or wrong because of the individualistic nature of morals.
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Re: Morals/Right and Wrong
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Do you remember the question from earlier I asked you to keep in mind? I will rewrite it here for you in case you forgot. If all actions and words include morals, then how is it that our opinions can be shot down by others?

If you look at it in a simple view, those who do are breaking what it is to be right as they are being injust to the "justice" of the individuals who had those actions or words. So in truth in this view, no one can call anyone else out on anything because it is impossible to determine if someone is right or wrong based on morals. In this view, we cannot say a word when a kid who comes in and actually believes they are a 5500 year old vampire, because in their own mind they are right.

However, if you go into it in a deeper view, this simple view is blown out of the water by the simple fact, it is right to you to put forth your individual truth as fact. So, in truth, challenging others ideas and/or theories through your own is right and is in fact, your right to do because it fits into what you believe should do.

So quite simply put, the truth to us as individuals is truth. Right to us as individuals is right. And no one can take away the right to follow our moral compass.


Thank you for your patience in reading this post.
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Re: Morals/Right and Wrong
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Post # 5
Also, these principles can be applied to everything and anything if you understood the points. ;)
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