There’s no subject I feel less pleased with than what I’ve previously had to say on this blog about morality.
In the past eighteen months or so I’ve had the chance to discuss and debate most major issues in philosophy and science both on this blog and in person. The result of these dialogues, along with a significant amount of reading, is I’ve changed my position on many topics but none more evidently so than morality.
Never do I remember conceding much during any particular conversation but over time the position I was defending shifted so much I now pretty much defend the opposite position of the one I began with. The fact I embody the anecdotal case study of the results of debate didn’t really occur to me until I recently had to explicitly lay out my position on morality separately for a nonbeliever and for a religious person.
Due to this I’ve decided to attempt to rectify my past woes on the subject and over the past few days I’ve explicitly detailed my thoughts on morality nearly in totality. This will effectively turn the next couple weeks into an extended discussion about morality, both secular and religious, but it’s one which is long overdue. I know many of the positions I’m going to defend aren’t widely held and as a result more than ever I really encourage feedback and commentary. If nothing else, everyone who disagrees with me shall see why they are wrong and change their minds immediately… ok perhaps I’ve being a little too optimistic.