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VAMatt said:
Essentially everything that doesn't negatively impact a non-willing participant is morally acceptable.

The problem is that sometimes one person doing one thing is ok because it does not impact other. But a very large group of the same people doing it may have a negative impact on society as a whole. Then in this case it becomes more complicated...



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IcaroRibeiro said:
Morally unacceptable

- Drinking Alcohol: You're risking people around you to suffer injuries and even die, your asswhole

huh? There hasn't been a single time that I've drunk alcohol that it's risked anybody near me being injured or dying. I mean, why would it?

Drinking and driving, sure. That's morally unacceptable. But just drinking?



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EnricoPallazzo said:
VAMatt said:
Essentially everything that doesn't negatively impact a non-willing participant is morally acceptable.

The problem is that sometimes one person doing one thing is ok because it does not impact other. But a very large group of the same people doing it may have a negative impact on society as a whole. Then in this case it becomes more complicated...

For example?



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
What is wrong with suicide

If you have people that are close to you and care about you... a lot!

Speaking from personal experience.



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Ka-pi96 said:
EnricoPallazzo said:

The problem is that sometimes one person doing one thing is ok because it does not impact other. But a very large group of the same people doing it may have a negative impact on society as a whole. Then in this case it becomes more complicated...

For example?

Husbands respecting their wives as equal human beings to men. This wasn't a problem when only one man did it, but when the number of such men grew, women began to view such treatment as a given which in turn forced all men to live by the "happy wife, happy life" mantra.



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It's morally acceptable of Sony to give me a new LoD as good as the original.



Pragmatically this question is important, but rationally I would consider it incoherent. It presupposes moral realism and ignores the rather popular noncognivist stance in metaethics.

That being said, I would be more interested in an age group demarcated poll than a broad one such as this. Old people dominate the population at the moment so I think we're retaining much of the morality of individuals from 1930-1950. Show me what Millennials think, or Generation Z relative to boomers.

Ka-pi96 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
What is wrong with suicide

If you have people that are close to you and care about you... a lot!

Speaking from personal experience.

You seem to be suggesting that if one's actions cause any sadness to anybody, even tangentially, that this is an immoral action.

That seems difficult to defend. If I beat you in a game of chess, surely you will be sad about losing. All I've done is play the game to the best of my abilities though.



OhNoYouDont said:
Ka-pi96 said:

If you have people that are close to you and care about you... a lot!

Speaking from personal experience.

You seem to be suggesting that if one's actions cause any sadness to anybody, even tangentially, that this is an immoral action.

That seems difficult to defend. If I beat you in a game of chess, surely you will be sad about losing. All I've done is play the game to the best of my abilities though.

Not quite. Context is important.

I'd rather not go into details though.



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I'm not okay with torturing living creatures, especially mammals for any kind of scientific research.

I'm very unhappy about the propect of transhumanism, and the general technological trends of the world which make us lose touch of nature and of instinctive emotions.

I am very unhappy about the irresponsibility of people and the subsequent abortions that are done so easily now, with containers full of dead baby parts. It's a nightmare. While I understand the ultra-small minority of cases that actually need it, it's being used as a crutch for irresponsibility and that's a problem because it leads to the murder of many little humans.

I find intolerance of any kind immoral, be it hating someone because of their race, their sex, their religion, their culture or anything else about their identity unless it's reprehensible, like human sacrificing. Though hating a person for practicing such a thing is wrong, hating the act is fine.

I'm against the death penalty but I understand why it exists.

I consider lying, stealing and hateful aggression immoral, because it affects my conscience, that's why I avoid doing them.

Where I am much more liberal is with sex, I believe that our society is too repressive about it in everything except media (ads, hollywood, music) and so it confuses a lot of people about a healthy sexual lifestyle, in all aspects of life. Having said that, I think that pornography in its current state is absolutely unhealthy and is almost fully disconnected from real sexuality.