View Poll Results: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

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  • YES! World is more moral

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  • It Has Stayed the Same!

    5 15.63%
  • NO! World moralty has DECLINED

    10 31.25%
  • Morality is Relative and this poll is moot

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Within the last 100 year has the world as a whole grown in morality?
    Depends on who you talk to. Some will say yes. Others will say no. Still others won't give a crap.

    For the "yes" crowd it will be because people will have seen more laws being passesd that represent thier own personal views of morality. Never even considering that those laws actually only apply to a relatively small part of the world.

    For the "no" crowd it will be the exact opposite of the "yes" crowds first sentence that I just wrote. Second sentence will pretty much stay the same.

    For the "don't give a crap" crowd...well they don't give a crap so who cares?
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    I believe world morality has declined and is continuing to decline.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I would say its about the same. For every gain (such as women's suffrage or a progressive tax system) we have probably lost something (public manners or the value of civility). However this only applies to first world nations.

    Other nations, I have no clue.
    To put "the progressive tax" system in the same sentence as women's suffrage is idiotic and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I believe world morality has declined and is continuing to decline.
    In what way, see my post on 1st page...

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Morality is too subjective to judge the entire world as a whole. Sure, we've seen advances in "morality" in the civil rights and women's rights movement in America, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in Europe, along with the dismantling of the Soviet Union, which allowed "freedom" for those nations that had been under its thumb. However, in the same time period we've had world wars that created the Soviet Union and Berlin Wall in the first place, and horrific inequalities in the USA before civil & woman's rights were implemented.

    The sheer number of wars going on throughout the world during the past 100 years has been staggering. Africa as a continent has probably not seen a single year without wars tearing up old borders and creating new ones. We've repeatedly seen horrific genocides around the globe. Mexico is now destroying itself from within because of crime cartels. People are starving in record numbers, because there are record numbers of people.

    Government corruption is still rampant, as it has been throughout the past century. Some countries have cleaned up their act, other countries have succumbed, but like the "morality" on a global scale, every "moral improvement" has been offset by a "new immorality".

    Besides, what I view as moral/immoral is not a view shared by many parts of the world. Morality is simply not a thing that lends itself to a global definition. Therefore, the question is not only moot, it is unanswerable.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    To put "the progressive tax" system in the same sentence as women's suffrage is idiotic and you should be ashamed of yourself.
    The common thing is fairness.
    The response was one of intolerance, as I see it.
    Morals ?
    This is constantly being redefined and there are as many opinions on this as there are people..
    IMO, in order to determine if people are more moral than 50 years ago, I would have to go mack in time and make 100 observations, then I'd have to do the same today.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    What we have experienced in the west in the last 100 years is a growth in the popularity of moral and cultural relativism. At it's extreme, this moral relativism is actually amoral (though not necessarily immoral), since it is predicated on the absense of moral judgements.

    Correspondingly, at least here in the states we have also experienced a rise in religious fundamentalism where morality is so arbitrary, and so devoid of reason that it can lead to the taking of positions with results that harm others -- hardly an act of true morality.

    I don't view morality as entirely normative as do the relativists, nor do I view morality in terms of a recipe to follow as do the fundies. Instead, I see morality as the inevitable product of reason. In my world, if a cultural norm cannot be justified without resorting to sophistry, it should not be addressed in terms of morality, but only in terms of social convention.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    It is very difficult to say, on a global scale.

    Many good things have happened in the past 100 years. A rejection of insitutionalized racism, for one. A general rejection of personal racism, at least in many 1st world nations, for another.

    A lot of people are more free and more properous today than was the case 100 years ago.

    However, we've also regressed in some areas. The rise of moral relativism in the West has left us as a rudderless culture without moral anchor or compass. We have a 50% divorce rate and too many children growing up fatherless, along with the disorder and crime that that tends to breed.

    On the whole I think our advances have been counterbalanced by our losses... perhaps even toward the negative side of the ledger. Also, looking at things on a global scale, there are still many places where life is cheap, where people are more concerned with self-intrest than with what is right or wrong, and where barbarity still reins on a daily basis.

    I don't think we could be considered to have done more than struck even, at best... more likely down a little, depending on your yardstick.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    So, mankind consists of racists, haters, rapists, liars and general scumbags...
    What else is new.
    In Egypt, as I recall, hundreds of prisoners escaped, than there was the rape of the journalist.
    Unexpected ?
    Why not some common sense, dangerous, Islamic areas are no place for a Western woman.

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