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    Feb 19, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
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    What is the base for your moral values? So many people feel there are no moral norms for gay people. Is that true?
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    Feb 19, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    When people talk about "moral values" they are often talking about sex, as if that is the most important morality around. It is a reflection of religions hang-ups about an activity that is very basic to living creatures.

    I prefer to talk about ethics. Don't steal, be honest, work hard for your pay cheque, treat other people with respect, etc.. Ethical behaviour has nothing to do with sexual orientation.
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    Feb 19, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    Treat others they way you want to be treated.

    If someone treats you poorly walk away.

    It's as simple as that.
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    Feb 19, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    Some old ones I memorized as a kid....


    Gene Autry’s Saturday matinee saddle pals wanted to be just like their hero. Gene responded with the Cowboy Code, sometimes known as the Cowboy Commandments. They are as relevant today as they were then.



    1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.

    2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.

    3. He must always tell the truth.

    4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.

    5. He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.

    6. He must help people in distress.

    7. He must be a good worker.

    8. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.

    9. He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.

    10. The Cowboy is a patriot.
  • jc_online

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    Feb 19, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Beyond the Golden Rule mentioned above, I learned as a young boy to live by these 12 words: (aka The Scout Law)
    Trustworthy
    Loyal
    Helpful
    Friendly
    Courteous
    Kind
    Obedient
    Cheerful
    Thrifty
    Brave
    Clean
    Reverent

    Too bad the bigots that run the BSA now don't live by their own Law. How dare they deny men like me, who live by the BSA original values, because they now believe that we are not, and cannot be, good role models for children.

  • Rookz

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    Feb 19, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    SurrealLife is correct, ethics is different from morality, despite some religious people don't hold up to their own moral code.

    "So many people feel there are no moral norms for gay people"


    I'm going to assume your not gay by that statement.Ethics isn't about being self-righteous, it's about you treating your fellow man - no matter their sexual orientation, status or race - the same way you'd like to get treated.
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    Feb 19, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    "Love God and love thy neighbour as thyself, on these two commandments hang all the laws and the prophets."

    Jesus Christ.

    Ok, I am not religious but I think this might be a good thing to follow.
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    Feb 19, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    I think I got most of my values from my parents and family. I've just fine tuned them as an adult but that's where the core came from.
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    Feb 19, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    1. People are basically good.

    2. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    3. Love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.

    4. Don't take yourself too seriously.

  • FrontRowIn

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    Feb 19, 2009 10:40 PM GMT
    alexander7 said"Love God and love thy neighbour as thyself, on these two commandments hang all the laws and the prophets."

    Jesus Christ.

    Ok, I am not religious but I think this might be a good thing to follow.


    Yeah, I'm kind of on this one. Sometimes when I see someone in an unfortunate situation, and there is something I can do about it, I put myself in that position and ask myself, "would I want someone to do something if that were me?"
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    Feb 20, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    Lifes to short not to drink.
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    Feb 20, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    didnt Oscar Wilde say something about moral values?