The Practice of morality has always been hard due to our fallen nature, but the Principles of morality have generally been solid for many thousands of years. One can know the moral yardstick in life, but may find it hard to practice or implement it. This has changed in later times.
Morality has become a fog of feelings, of intentions, of experiences. The practice, rather than the principles, is redefining and even driving our moral principles. This reversal is leading to the very breakdown of our modern societies the destruction of the family, and hence the destruction of man in his very being.
What's interesting is that almost every major culture and religion in man's history has believed in Absolute Moral Principles to some degree. It is only in the last 50-100 years that western man believes he is more enlightened and thinks that his morals should shift to fit his times. In other words, morality has become relative, i.e. 'whatever you choose is right and wrong is right and wrong' -- 'That's true for you but this is true for me'.
Subjective experience is no longer answerable to objective reality. The relativistic idealology: 'I think, therefore I am'
...leads to a method of referencing reality, and morality, in oneself rather than in objective reality: God.
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