Kenny wrote: Kurieuo wrote: Kenny wrote: Kurieuo wrote:
Wow, I'm not sure I've met someone who's never had a guilty conscience over doing something wrong.
My moral conscience would not require perfection in order to pass. I recognize I am not perfect, and it would be foolish and or cruel to require perfection from an imperfect person
Well then, great. Let's place God away now you've acknowledged you're not perfect according to your own morality. But then, it's your own morality isn't it? Can't you just tweak it here and there so that it doesn't really matter? Why you could potentially pass with flying colours, A+, 100% couldn't you? Maybe not in someone else's eyes, but in your own. It's your own morality afterall.
Why tweak it here or there in order to get a higher score? You don't need to get an A+ 100% in order to get a passing score! No thank you; I would prefer an honest C over a dishonest A+.
Kurieuo wrote: So did you choose this morality or does it just seem embedded within your mind?
I think its just embedded within my mind.
Kurieuo wrote: It seems strange to me that this is your subjective morality, and yet, it seems like its a standard that presses against your own moral conscience telling you what is/isn't right.
No; the standard IS my own moral conscience.
Kurieuo wrote: So much so that you'll accept its "C" grade of yourself rather than simply change your moral standards.
The only way I can change my moral standards is if I become convinced they are wrong.
Kurieuo wrote: To put it in terms of icecream, if I like eating chocolate icecream over strawberry icecream, but eating choc icecream is considered bad by many, why then I'd tell them it is good and take my "A" grade.
Is this grade A Chocolate Ice cream, or grade A Strawberry Ice cream? You lost me on that one bro.
Kurieuo wrote: , it seems like you can't really do this with your morality, you can't tell your moral conscience that actually what you did is good, and so then being honest with this standard that presses upon your mind, which judges you for your moral actions, you take what you call "an honest C".
Okay I think I get what you meant by “A” grade. My conscious and my standard are not in conflict with each other; they are the result of each other. Sometimes my emotions can get the best of me and I react in a way that I would not if I weren’t being emotional. I could be angry, excited, scared, etc. and these emotions could cause me to react to a situation in a way that I would not if I were to just calm down and logically consider the right thing to do. To logically consider the right thing to do would be an example of acting to my conscious and moral standard. To react out of anger would be an example of not meeting my own standard.
As far as changing my moral standard; to put in terms of Ice Cream, I could no longer change my moral standard due to convenience than I could change my preference of strawberry over chocolate ice cream due to convenience