THERE ARE NO MORAL ABSOLUTES:
Morality has evolved and changes with the human species. Humans are social animals. It is our ability to bond that has kept us alive. We do not have the speed of a cheetah, the armor of a rhino, the size of strength of an elephant, the flight of a bird, the climbing ability of a monkey, the teeth of a crocodile, the fangs of a snake, the camoflauge capability of a lizzard, or the ability to swim like a fish. What we have are brains, and an ability to bond. We have an amazing ability to work in unison with one another for the betterment of all. A human, alone in the wild, is little more than a walking hamburger.
It is our ability to bond that is at the root of morality. From small clans, to tribes, to cities, towns and countries, human beings make rules so that we can get along with one another. People who follow the rules succeed in passing on their genes. People who can not follow the rules are banished from the clan, tribe, city, or nation. This is still the worst punishment we can inflict on another human being. “Life in prison.” Separation from the tribe.
People that are unable to follow the moral guidelines of the tribe are banished. Our morality evolves with our intelligence. I would bet that in 50 years, there will be meat substitutes and the raising and slaughter of beef, chickens and other animals will be a thing of humanity’s past.
EVIL DOES NOT EXIST: This is a religious delusion. The word “evil” is merely applied to actions or events that I do not like. If the act appears particularly heinous, it is referred to as evil. God ordering soldiers to rip open the stomachs of pregnant women and dash their unborn babies onto rocks, seems particularly evil to me, but Christians manage to justify the act. Owning slaves seems evil to me, but again, Christians make all sorts of excuses to justify slave ownership in their bible. Absolute morality does not exist. What Christianity offers is MORAL DICTATES from a God that says, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
We all have the right to judge others. That appears to be human nature. When I don’t want a person to steal things from me, rape my wife or kill my family members, I find other people that feel the same way. Together we form a small tribe and we make these our rules. People willing to follow the rules can join the tribe. Those unwilling will be put to death or banished. Together we all work to preserve each other’s happiness and in doing so, our own happiness. This is the essence of morality.
The fact that any Government calls another Government “EVIL” is pure propaganda. It is propaganda used to motivate the ignorant among us. The word “evil” needs to be justified with facts and evidence. Anyone blindly responding to such rhetoric is an idiot.