Why are people w/ morals looked at as sinners while people w/o morals are looked

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  1. dndswordsmith profile image69
    dndswordsmithposted 6 years ago

    Why are people w/ morals looked at as sinners while people w/o morals are looked at as winners?

    We seem to live in a world that has everything backwards. Right has become wrong while wrong has become right. Whatever happened to the good guy winning in the end? It seems like the bad guy always gets the end prize.


  2. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    I think that many who don't have or stand by their morals are better able to get ahead because of this. Those who stand rigidly by their morals are more likely to let opportunities pass them by while those who don't are better able to take advantage of them or possibly create opportunity.

    1. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's not nice, but it is reality.

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    Three words will sum it up. Liberalism, and Political Correctness.

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    Garifaliaposted 6 years ago

    I would say probably public figures doing all the wrong things and getting away with it in a way that the press deems as clever. But even more twisted is television bombarding everyone-young and old-with heroes who use evil to right a wrong done to them. Which emphasises that the means: the end justifies the means.

    And the results are in school kids who do the right thing to be left out in the cold or bullied and adults to have to deal with similar situations on a larger scale. What's your opinion?

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      Garifaliaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      All the best with your book, maybe you can give us some pointers on that some time in the future (near I hope).

  5. zsobig profile image84
    zsobigposted 6 years ago

    I guess it is because some people are unable to lie, meanwhile others thrive on that. And also, some are unable to use others to reach their aims and on the other hand many are able to do so.
    Sadly (or not? - who knows) I fit into the first group - even if I have to (like I have to keep a secret for ex. about a birthday party) lie and I know I'll do good with that I have a bad feeling about it and I feel like sh*t.
    I guess this is because our different values and the examples we had in front of ourselves in our life before.

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    WhydThatHappenposted 6 years ago

    I think what has happened is that people have realized that as cultures collide with social moral codes you're always doing something unethical even when trying to be ethical. So rather than be the one who is "unethical" while standing by and watching they'd rather be "unethical" while getting themselves ahead.

    I believe that morality is important, but its governance over my actions has some limits out of practicality. it's a shame that it has to be that way, but there's a reason that morals are ideals instead of instincts- they're just out of reach but worth working towards.


  7. Claudia Marie profile image72
    Claudia Marieposted 6 years ago

    It SEEMS that way, the reality is, the bad guy never wins, what goes around, comes around. You WILL reap what you sow. Note what the prophet Isaiah wrote: "Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good," those who are putting darkness for light and light for darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20  Make no mistake about it, bad is bad and good is good.

  8. dndswordsmith profile image69
    dndswordsmithposted 6 years ago

    Forgive me for not responding to your answers and comments until now. I had to take a short hiatus in order to complete and publish my first book. I'd like to thank you all for responding to this question.

    Express 10: Yes, I see your point. When certain opportunities come my way I will sometimes question whether or not I'm willing to sacrifice my morals and values to get to the next level. I have had some favorable circumstances pass on by because of my moral standings. Kudos!!

    Garifalia: In my opinion I can see television and other social media venues having a hold on society and how they view the misconception of evil winning over good. Children are very susceptible to what they see and hear in the media. Some public figures are just like those heros tv shows as you'd talked about. They are untouchable with no need to be accountable for their actions. Therefore positively sending out the wrong message. Thank you for your thoughts on this!!

    WhydThatHappen: Ok, I get it. With the colliding of cultures vs social moral codes people have to weigh each situation differently. Whereas one case can be an answer based on morals/values, while another case might be based on the rewards or gained opportunity. You stated "I believe that morality is important, but its governance over my actions has some limits out of practicality," it seems that we may all struggle from time to time with our morals and values.  Thanks for your honesty!!

    Zsobig: Agreed. It's how and what we may have been taught that guides us to determining whether morals will be an issue or not. No one can truly say  that they'd never forsake their morals because at anytime an opportunity that can make or break us can present itself. If a person can live with themselves after going against their morals/values then they don't matter much. Thank you, good response!!

    JThomp42: I think society gives too much leeway to certain issues concerning  morals/values. When good morals are overcome with society willingly changing the proper rules of conduct the overall standards are cheapened. So rather than doing the "right thing" society allows the wrong doings, ideas etc. overtake the good due to popular demand. Thanks for your answer!!

    Claudia Marie: Yes, Karma!! My favorite excuse for doing the "right thing." I did read up on Isaiah 5:20 KJV Amplified, and it seems that we (society, America, the world) are in trouble. Thank you and nicely stated!!


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