"President Obama endorsed gay marriage in an interview Wednesday. The president has described his views on gay marriage over the past few years as “evolving,” but many believe he was just waiting for public opinion to catch up with him. Can someone's moral principles really evolve?
"Yes. While some of the growing national acceptance of gay marriage is the result of turnover—as older, more socially conservative people die off—there has been a significant amount of mind-changing among members of the American public."
Morality is not simply a peer reviewed process. It is a fact of nature. Morality is those actions and behaviors that lead to the good health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Our understanding of morality will be significantly impacted by the Supreme Court's acceptance of nationalized health care. Every behavior directly and indirectly affecting our health will eventually come under scrutiny.
The concept of moral relativism has attracted attention to those looking to justify behaviors considered immoral by others. The argument states that morality is relative to each individual and no absolute authority exists. The primary argument against moral relativism is that a sacred doctrine, depending upon the religion, provides absolute authority on moral matters.
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