I wonder if at times has anyone taken their perspective on the morality issue from a victim's point of view? Has anyone ever pondered what a victim may say about morality? "
I don't want to be killed, maimed, have my property taken from me or my possessions stolen."
I see that in many court cases a defense tactic to help mitigate the offense is to blame the victim.
I noticed that many of the example that are given concerning moral judgement or to test just how moral one is are about circumstance that rarely happen or applicable.
Your standing at street corner where a runaway Trolley car is speeding towards five unaware people. You have a chance to throw a switch that would lead the trolley car down another path but directly toward another person. What do you do...save the lives of five while sacrificing one?
How often does that scenario pop up?
I would guess that a person who worked for his bread would feel that he was wronged if he got robbed, even if the person who robbed him was in dire straits. I would bet that a person who was raped and murdered would have felt that they had been wronged.
I would ask a slave if he thought slavery was neither good or bad or right or wrong or fair and unjust in his culture while others prospered off his sweat and blood.
I would ask a culture that has a caste system or any system that oppressed it's masses, cutting off its nose to spite it's face, by denying education to its poor and those who might have the potential to improve and enrich that culture due to their actions or lack of action, was this not only a question of right and wrong but also if it was a question of wisdom?
In my opinion I think moral relativism can only serve to undermine any healthy effort to establish a set of codes that may best suit the majority of peoples well being...something we all have a valid and vested interest in.