Before we get to today’s Inquisition, I just thought I’d mention I’m going to be doing some work in Birmingham, Alabama next week (8/22Â thru 8/27), and I don’t really know anyone there. Any Birmingham skeptics out there? Hello? Anyone?Â
If so, perhaps a SitP or a dinner is in order?
Okay, so . . .
Today I’m curious to find out what you all think about morality and the driving forces/factors behind what we term moral behavior. AndÂ I wantedÂ toÂ keep the questions vague in order toÂ leave a lot of wiggle roomÂ for broad discussion, but even if they seem specific, keep in mind the boundaries here are as wide as you want them to be.
So strap in, and feel free to go off on whatever tangent the subject brings to mind.
What is morality?Â Where do morals come from? Is there a viable concrete system of ethics? Can there be a viable concrete system of ethics? Should there be a viable concrete system of ethics? Do you consciously conduct your life by a definable moral code?
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