Friday, September 4, 2009

Where have all the morals gone?

Posted by Brittany at 12:36 PM
I got sort of wrapped up on the In Search of the Lord's way blog. Here is a post by Phil Sanders with poll results from Gallup concerning what Americans deem morally right and morally wrong. The results are quite astonishing.

Morally Acceptable Behaviors according to the majority of Americans:
70% divorce
61% sex between an unmarried man and woman
63% gambling
55% having a baby outside marriage
51% doctor assisted suicide

Morally Wrong Behaviors according to the majority of Americans:
91% married men and women having an affair
90% polygamy
85% cloning humans
78% suicide
61% cloning animals

More people thought cloning humans or animals was wrong than believed fornication (36%), homosexuality (48%), having a baby outside marriage (41%), or doctor-assisted suicide (44%) was wrong. Incredibly, more people thought buying and wearing clothing made from animal fur (39%) was wrong than sex between an unmarried man and woman (36%). More people thought cloning an animal was morally wrong (61%) than thought homosexuality (48%), abortion (48%) or having a baby outside marriage was wrong(41%)! You can read the rest of the post on the blog. I particularly loved the final quote.

"God doesn't consult opinion polls to determine right from wrong."

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