Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Does Morality Depend On Culture?

In part two of this morality series we take a look at a rather common objection.  Cultures have wide gulfs of differences from one segment of this world to the next.  As such it seems logical to conclude that our value system or morality is also subject to different standards. 

Instead what we find is that each cultural subset of people hold to varying conventions and understandings, not varying moral codes.  Therefore it is my contention that objective morality remains intact even amongst vast cross sections of people that appear to be very different.

In this particular video (Part Two) we will take a look at three examples:

  • Sacred Cow VS Slaughtered Cow
  • Greetings: Handshake or Embrace?
  • Dress Code: Full Dress, Western, or Tribal?

Special thanks to Dr. Frank Turek, Author of "I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist" for allowing use of his video clips.  Click on his name to visit his YouTube Channel or click on the book title to be directed to his publication. 

If you missed Part One of this series and would like to get caught up, click HERE.