quote:Perceptions of the age.
So where does this even minutely changing morality come from?
quote:And see, I view manipulative a-holes who use grubby greedy redistributionism to steal from other peoples' pocketbooks to be deplorable, and abhorrent. But, in this current age, you probably consider your leanings as perfectly acceptable.
Posted by FightinTiger Does morality change with the times?
Perceptions of the age.
i.e., I'd not consider Theodore Roosevelt immoral though he didn't consider an all male electorate unacceptable. It was just an element of the age.
What if the individual does neither?
Does morality change with the times?
Of course it does...you only have to look at social history norms to see it...it even differs culturally within the same era. Even religious morality changes...just look at Christianity.
A lowly ex slave like Fredrick Douglass believed denying women the right to vote WAS immoral as did many men of his era who eventually helped to change this.
'Man of his times' is an unacceptable excuse for people on the wrong side of history when there were countless examples of people who thought differently.
I think you're confusing cultural norms with morality.