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Does that in turn make behaviors such as smoking, drinking, or not eating right immoral because of the potential impact on society?
"Is Selfishness immoral?" and I think most people would say yes (but only others selfishness)
they could (I'm not saying they would) see you as a gullible dupe whom is easy to exploit
@Citruscreed. But do you feel morally obligated?
Stygmata points out the usual targets in such a discussion, Mountain Climbing, smoking, drinking, diet. However what about Driving? Consider the pollutants. Consider the number of car accidents and injuries to pedestrians, roads and motorways built over green belts. Does that mean that someone who drives a car is immoral?
What about children? Consider that most people do not pay enough taxes for their childrens inoculations, various health issues in development, social welfare and schooling let alone the risk that children spread lots of communicable diseases, are morally blank, and can do the most appalling things to others children and do not contribute. Does that mean that having children in immoral? I know people who think YES!
But they are sanctimonious and seem to belong to a far fringe of the ecology movement who long for Rousseau's archaic revival and are quite happy to promote the eradication of most of our species, yet don't practice what they preach and seem to me far more immoral when they start talking about "culls".
morality depends on there being some eternal set of rights and wrongs, where some higher power has decided that such and such a behaviour is good (moral) or bad (immoral)
ideology based on morality leads people to these lazy and disgusting conclusions