I had a thought this afternoon that makes understanding and defining what is moral and immoral even more difficult: within society that which is considered moral and immoral is ever-evolving. One thing considered immoral today may not be considered immoral in 10 years. For instance, it was not long ago that it was considered immoral to have sex outside of the confines of marriage. Now that isn’t even a discussion. There was a time in America’s past when a white person spending time with someone of color was considered immoral.
I am trying to process the morality dilemma but I must admit it is throwing me for a loop. Surely there is a definitive moral code to which humanity can refer? I need a Hammurabi’s Code!! Am I going to be left with “it’s ultimately the individual’s judgment?”
I am not sure that I am comfortable with leaving moral judgment in the hands of the individual as it would appear to leave the door wide open to abuse.
Help me out here people!!