Our worldviews define our morality. Our decisions are guided by each of our own moral compasses. MoralNorth was created as a forum to aid in calibrating yours, and mine.
In today’s world of electronic media, the flow of information and opinion is accelerating at a breathtaking pace. Unfortunately, much of it is equivocal; some of it is presented disingenuously.
Here, all views are welcome, provided the argument is sincere and well presented. Opposed opinion is encouraged.
Guest authors will post, and I hope to present multiple perspectives. If you’d like to take part, please use the Contact MoralNorth page. I urge you to comment, as well.
The home page phrase is a quote from Ayn Rand. The Library of Congress listed Atlas Shrugged as the second most influential book for Americans today (The King James Bible was #1). The Boston Public Library has named Atlas Shrugged one of the “100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century.” Whatever you think of her work, you should think of her work.
The expanded quote goes as follows:
“Judge not, that ye be not judged” is an abdication of moral responsibility; it is a moral blank check one gives to others in exchange for a moral blank check one expects for oneself.
There is no escape from the fact that men have to make choices, there is no escape from moral values; so long as moral values are at stake, no moral neutrality is possible.
To abstain from condemning a torturer is to become an accessory to the torture and murder of his victims. The moral principal to adopt … is “Judge, and be prepared to be judged.”
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