Tuesday, 29 December 2009
What is immoral behaviour?
My theory is that if it is OK for everybody to do what I am about to do, then it is OK for me to do it.
Academics like Kant say the same thing, but take a book to say it.
This is my basis of brotherly love - this is the best idea I have come up with that seems to overcome all problems.
It's so very simple.
If each and every one of us decided that our New Year's resolution was to improve our moral values, then this improved morality would immediately destroy most of the world's ills.
Some humans have failed miserably in their task of evolvement, and they continue to behave like animals.
Reasonable targets for morality were laid out by many leaders over 2000 years ago, yet two millennia later, our own presidents and prime ministers still cannot abide by them.
Which part of "Thou shalt not kill" don't they understand?
Only today a non-spiritual government committed the crime of murder, in the name of some mysterious superior power that hates life. Not only that, but they are extremely proud of their murder, and have spent much time and money in justifying it.
In the eyes of higher morality, one human being causing the death of another human being can never be justified.
But this is not higher morality - this is two thousand year old morality that many souls just haven't understood yet.
The morality that has been learned in the last two thousand years is of a far superior nature than simply "Thou shalt not kill".
We have reached a level of understanding of what works, and what doesn't, and what works best can be easily defined as "be kind".
If everyone just had one quick thought of "Is it kind?" before finalising any decision, then the world would truly be transformed overnight