I frequently encourage those around me to feel free to subscribe to their own, subjective view of morality. I’m generally very interested in the world through people’s individual lenses. But I’ve been thinking a lot about what all that subjective morality could entail.
What if somebody’s view of good includes pointless, flippant murder? Or what if somebody believes it’s moral to commit genocide? Obviously those things are disgusting and atrocious…to us, that is. What makes us right and them wrong? And where does that come from?
Many religious people suggest that the Bible is the basis for morality, but I vehemently disagree with that. We all know that atheists or non-Christians can be wonderfully upstanding people, just as Christians can be some of the scummiest people out there. If religion is clearly not the basis for morality, then what is?
I don’t believe there is one hard, immobile standard to which we all must adhere. There is certainly an amount of subjective belief, I know it, but what do we make of the vast, grey area?