What exactly is morality? And who gets to define it?
For me, I know the answer; morals come from the Most High God and are written in the Good Book. I have no qualms about labeling something society does as immoral. Just because “everybody does it” doesn’t mean it’s right.
The Vatican spoke out yesterday against evil in all its forms; nobody seems to have a problem denouncing evil, but lots of people seem to have a problem actually describing something in particular as evil. Here are some of the positions the Vatican made clear –
- newspapers and television often seem like a “perverse film about evil”
- evil remains almost invisible because media presents it as an “expressionof human progress”
- abortion clinics are slaughterhouses of human beings
- gay marriage is evil
- euthanasia is “terrorism with a human face”
This, of course, infuriates those that support immoral behavior. Mostly, I think, because they don’t like it called immoral. The darkness does not the light. But if you do not use an external reference to define immorality, how does one define immorality, and why is that method any better than using the bible?