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Kinds of Moral Reasoning

For each statement, state whether you agree, disagree, or are unsure.
People have been having sex outside marriage since the beginning of human history, therefore, there is nothing wrong with sex outside of marriage.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Since it is better to produce more happiness than unhappiness, it is okay to deprive some people of rights if more people will ultimately benefit.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Since moral rules are absolute, I cannot under any conditions, lie or steal.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Since we can know according to reason and common sense that bodily and mental health promotes happiness, we should not drink alcohol excessively.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Since younger people have more value to society than the elderly, we should put most of our resources and efforts into taking care of the youth.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
People should be able to do whatever they want as long as they don't hurt others
I agree
I disagree
I don't know
I, as a human being, have a moral duty to respect myself and take care of myself, so I can't just do anything I feel like doing, but I ought to do what is really good for me to do.
I agree
I don't agree
I'm not sure
Since, we ought to make judgments according to the truth, we have a duty to develop our minds and to ponder deep moral questions in order to seek answers
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Seeking pleasure and avoiding pain are the true motives for all of our actions.
I agree
I disagree
I don't know
The worst fate that can befall a person is to live in shame and cowardice due to an unvirtuous life
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
It is better to do what is right and die, than do what is wrong and live.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
True morality requires that everyone play by the same rules.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Common morality is for the herd. But truly great men, geniuses, live above morality. They are beyond good and evil and do as they please.
I agree
I do not agree
I'm not sure
The notion of "rights" is purely a fiction as is the idea that all people are equal. In reality, there are no objective rights and people are not equal at all. Some people are inherently superior to others.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
True happiness is achieved by getting everything I desire.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Romantic love is a fiction that causes more heartache than good. It is better to have casual, no strings attached, sexual relationships and avoid too much emotional commitment.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
It is possible to be economically poor, yet very happy.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
Being generous is a virtue. Being miserly is a vice.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
We should be proud of our accomplishments and think highly of ourselves.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
The life of seeking wisdom and knowledge is better than the life that seeks mere gratification, because seeking endless gratification leads to boredom and despair, whereas seeking wisdom and knowledge is never ending and satisfies what is best in our nature.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
To live one's life only for the sake of gratifying physical pleasures (food, drink, sex, entertainment), is to live a life suitable for a pig.
I agree
I disagree
I don't know
Following reason is the key to a happy and successful life.
I agree
I disagree
I don't know
Since the emotions are unreliable, it is better to listen to what we think rather than what we feel.
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
This poll challenged me to think of the meaning of life and moral reasoning in new ways
I agree
I disagree
I'm not sure
This poll was created on 2007-05-29 13:02:50 by D V