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Morals [Oct. 26th, 2005|11:11 am]
Tony Grist

Ailz is doing an on-line questionnaire.

"What do you mean when you use the word morals," she asks me.

Ach, I don't ever use the word morals. It has negative connotations.

I think- censorious old ladies in wool coats and silly hats.

I think- England in the 1950s.

I think- smog.

Does this mean I'm amoral?


[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2005-10-26 04:09 am (UTC)
No. It just means that you were obviously frightened by Miss Marple as a child.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-26 04:48 am (UTC)
The world was peopled by Miss Marple lookalikes when I was kid.

But actually, that Jane Marple, she's a bit of a dark horse. Looks like she's one of the fancy cake brigade, but deep down she's wiiiicked.
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From: ex_kharin447
2005-10-26 04:30 am (UTC)
I always preferred 'ethical' as a term..
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-26 04:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, "ethical" is a whole lot better.

Makes me think of beardy greek guys hanging out on the Acropolis.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-10-26 06:24 am (UTC)

Anyone who can live with a cord-biting rabbit underfoot and still be kind isn't amoral.

Censorious--how many of those people I've known! I only hope I've never been one to someone else.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-26 09:33 am (UTC)
It's very comforting to be censorious.

But when Ailz threw the word "morals" at me I seriously went blank. It's a word that just isn't in my vocabulary.
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[User Picture]From: kaysho
2005-10-26 09:41 am (UTC)
Ethics is doing the right thing because you know you should.

Morals is doing the approved thing because you don't want to get caught doing something else. :)

I can accept someone who is amoral, but not someone who is unethical.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-26 09:56 am (UTC)
That's it. You've captured the distinction precisely.

Thank you.
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