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#130 - anonymous (04/22/2013) [-]
Turns out there's an actual word for this phenomenon, it's known as moral relativism. Basically the idea that since there are so many different cultures with so many different belief systems and social structures, there is no such thing as an acceptable norm for behavior, meaning your belief system can be entirely based on personal opinion. Essentially multiculturalism on steroids, this idea not only allows people to hold stupid ass opinions with no supporting evidence, but also to avoid dealing with the moral consequences of our actions. There is actually a problem in colleges lately with students who refuse to acknowledge atrocities like the holocaust or human sacrifice as morally depraved because of "Well Hitler thought he was doing the right thing" or "It was part of Mayan culture" arguments. Not only is this kind of thinking ignorant as hell, It contributes to a cultural laziness where no one is willing to stand up for what is right because "It's just their opinion".
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