[PART 1 of 2] We live in a day and age where many hold to the position that morality is completely relative (or subjective) and there are no real objective moral truths out there. It's all based on opinion. This is known as moral relativism, which is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint, for instance, that of a culture or a historical period.
Many relativists would argue that morality is subjective because many people or cultures have different subjective views of morality and we don't all hold to the same agreement. Therefore morality cannot be objective. This argument is a logical fallacy called a non-sequitur. Just because people have different subjective views or disagreements about something does not imply that that something is not objective. For example, people have different views of science (ex. The shape of the earth), it doesn't mean that science is not objective. There are people who disagree with the laws of logic and mathematics, it doesn't conclude that the laws of logic and mathematics are not objective. The same goes for moral truths.
Moral truths are just as objective as laws of logic, math and the existence of truth even if people disagree with them. They are not discoverable through our five senses but they exist and tend to manifest in our reality in an objective way. This is why child molestation would still be wrong even if all the other minds on the planet deemed it to be okay. The relativists would argue for subjective morality but our shared moral experience contradicts their argument. When we watch the news and hear about a school bully beating an innocent person to death, we don't say, “According to my subjective opinion this seems wrong” or “It was right for him but in my opinion it's wrong for me”. Rather we indignantly object to that act, calling it wicked and demanding that justice ought to be done. This is an example of moral truths manifesting into our reality in an objective manner. If morality is truly subjective then we must try very hard to change our reactions to things.
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