Monday :: May 9, 2005

On Morality

by eriposte

I wanted to take a minute to briefly respond to some silliness from a commentor to my previous post.

I wrote the following sentences, in response to a comment about whether something like malpractice even exists when it comes to the media:

It's like saying there is no such thing as morality since different religions, faiths, communities or groups may have no mutually agreed to definition of "morality". Morality can be defined by a person even when a universal definition does not exist.

A commentor wrote this in response to my comment:

"Morality can be defined by a person"
This is why your party is in SHAMBLES!!!

Some of you may wonder why I am wasting my time responding to this silliness, but I want to take a moment to point out something to moralizing theocrats who deride the notion of morality being defined by individuals (as opposed to a God or religious texts).

Folks, if you need a book or some "higher power" to tell you that theft, murder, rape, terrorism, etc. are immoral, then you are in serious trouble. Really.

Let me say that again. If you can't tell using your own brain, without having to consult your priest or religious book or your favorite politician, what is moral and what isn't, then you are in deeper s*** than you realize. I grew up in a conservative household and trust me, I didn't need to refer to a *book* or an *expert* or to a *higher power* to tell me what is right or wrong.

There is a simple reason why the Republican Party leadership has been able to turn their party into the mecca of corruption. Many of their supporters, like the commentor above, have lost the ability to use their common sense to call the GOP's corruption and immorality for what it is, without having to check the Republican party "God" manual, published by Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, George Bush, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and communicated by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and their band of lying liars.

You don't have to abandon your party. But that doesn't mean you have to become shills for almost unprecedented corruption. And, yes, I certainly don't need lectures on morality from those who can't figure out morals on their own.

eriposte :: 10:19 PM :: Comments (39) :: Digg It!