Morality Play




Accordingto the test, my morality play is inconsistent because I accept bothobjectivity and relativism. However, I do not accept the results ofthe test because I advocate moral objectivity. For example, I amconvinced all ethical questions have answers. It does not depend onan individual`s situation to determine the answer that he or she willgive. In addition, the righteousness of an action does not depend onthe society. For instance, if a society creates a law for killingdrug addicts, the action cannot be right by the virtue that a sectionof the society believes that substance dependent persons are notworthy in the community. My belief is that a moral action does notdepend on people, the existing laws, or situations (Flynn, 2000).

Iwas surprised by question five, which asserts that lying is right insome situations. However, I disagree with the answer because lying isimmoral even when one cheats to avoid disaster. The quiz states thatmoral objectivists do cheat, but that is not appropriate because aperson can only cheat if he or she has a relativist mentality.Relativism nurtures corruption and immorality because people willengage in unethical actions, and then use personal challenges such asthe inability to meet regular bills, or a hefty fine in a court oflaw as an excuse for accepting a bribe (Benn, 1998).

Mymorality compass is completely objective. I cannot engage inunethical, or express what I do not believe in to escape challenges.For example, I belong to the religion A, and I met a religion Bfundamentalist that gives me the option of converting to his/herreligion or die, I would not change my faith because of coercion(Nichols, 2004).


Flynn,J. R. (2000). Howto defend humane ideals: Substitutes for objectivity.Lincoln, Neb: Univ. of Nebraska Press.

Benn,P. (1998). Ethics.Montreal [u.a.: McGill-Queen`s Univ. Press.

Nichols,S. (2004). Sentimentalrules: On the natural foundations of moral judgment.New York Oxford: Oxford University Press.