Ethical standards in different parts of the world

Ethics can be defined as the rules or regulations established by the society or the government in order to achieve peace and overcome problems as much as possible. That's how I define ethics personally. I always thought that if the ethics established did not achieve such objectives, then these are not ethics in the first place..Only a bunch of stupid blind rules.

Every country on this planet has it's own ethical standards due to the fact that every country has it's customs and traditions. However, all these different customs and traditions are still similar to some extent,because these countries want to ensure the establishment of a good society...EXCEPT for some other countries.

During my life here in Egypt,I observed that Egyptians are obsessed with their customs and habits because of no specific reason. Customs and habits in any other normal country is not only based on the ethical standards, food and dance and the music are considered parts of their customs and traditions. Except for Egypt, the customs and traditions are based on slut shaming women who do not wear a headscarf, legalizing the killing of homosexual people and killing couples for committing the "crime" of sex.

As I said before, ethics are made to ensure peace..Do these rules lead to peace??? Lol NO! I remember one time in my university, the students were very angry about the fact that a couple had sex..REALLY? so they are upset of the sexual intercourse that happened between them (which should be a private activity) and they are not upset of the millions of innocent people who are killed everyday by the radical Muslims.

Even when a woman is sexually harassed, she is the one who is blamed for being sexually harassed and people say shit like "she should be harassed,just look at the way she is dressed" and the surprise is that these words mostly come from women like her! If I kept talking about the traditions here, I will end up having a cardiac arrest because their mind sets are pretty much RETARDED!

So instead of fighting terrorism,working hard and proving to the world that their "peaceful" religion is peaceful, they just spending their time on killing couples for having sex and increasing homophobia in people's minds and legalizing sexual harassment.

I am gonna ask this question again, are those ethical standards???

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Comment by SteveInCO on May 19, 2016 at 6:37am

They are ethical standards.

But they're shitty ethical standards.  I guess you could call them unethical ethical standards.

Comment by proudAthiest on May 19, 2016 at 2:06pm

very well said! 

Comment by Unseen on May 19, 2016 at 2:07pm

I often say about rights that there are just two kinds: legislated and imaginary.

I say much the same about ethics: all ethics are either local or they are imaginary.

Comment by matt.clerke on May 19, 2016 at 6:37pm

these are not ethics in the first place..Only a bunch of stupid blind rules.

What's the difference? The people in the middle east who throw gay people from buildings think they are behaving ethically. Obviously we disagree, but why? Because we have different ethics, or morals. Who is to say which is "right".

Except for Egypt, the customs and traditions are based on slut shaming women who do not wear a headscarf, legalizing the killing of homosexual people and killing couples for committing the "crime" of sex.

I see you are familiar with the kind of behaviour I was talking about. The people who do this stuff do it because they think it is right. I don't think there is any way to show that one set of ethics is better or worse than another... You can apply artificial metrics like "how many gay people die as a result of this set of ethics?" But ultimately, that sort of measure is biased by your own ethics.

ethics are made to ensure peace

I would disagree... ethics, particularly from religion, are made to ensure conformity to the ethical standard. This conformity may or may not bring peace.

they are not upset of the millions of innocent people who are killed everyday by the radical Muslims.

I guess the "radical" muslims aren't as radical as it would seem, considering they have so much apparent support.

are those ethical standards???

Yes. Very very very poor ethical standards, as viewed from our ethical standards... but then, they would say exactly the same about ours.

Comment by matt.clerke on May 19, 2016 at 6:38pm

Also, even though this got a bit ranty in the middle, I think it would of been better placed in a discussion... discussions allow for better conversation tracking, imo, than a blog post's single linear thread.

Comment by proudAthiest on May 19, 2016 at 7:20pm
I understand that the ethics thing is pretty much relative to the society..The problem is that I am living with this society lol..So I am living my life in continous fear..Literally every single day here, a new disaster happens..Let me give an example,today an egyptian aeroplane was exploded by the radical Muslims and all the passenegers and the crew died...why??...just why would they do such thing??? I do not understand how their minds work.......I don't care what this stupid society thinks..The thing is that I am complaining right now because I am still trapped here..But believe me,the moment I leave,I won't even bother thinking about these maniacs!
Comment by matt.clerke on May 22, 2016 at 7:25pm

I know you probably have family with you, and I know nothing about your situation, but the only thing you can do is control your actions. It might be a good idea to look at moving away.

Here's a somewhat related story: My uncle had a few masters degrees and phds so he was a very attractive employment candidate. A hospital in the UAE offered him a lot of money to go and work in the UAE in their hospital physics department... so he did. He didn't live in the compound with the other westerners, he lived as the locals did. Except he kept a big, offroad, 4 wheel drive ready to go at a moments notice at all times. To my knowledge the UAE is one of the more progressive areas in the region, tolerating quite a bit from westerners, but even there he felt the need to be ready to flee into the desert at any time. Thankfully he has retired now, and left the UAE without any incident. My point is this: the middle east is a volatile region. If you have the means and opportunity to get out, I'd recommend you take it.

Comment by proudAthiest on May 22, 2016 at 8:04pm
That's I am thinking of right now...I am actually planning to immigrate as soon as possible...but I still don't know which country to pick...the most important thing to me right now is to finish my education and get the hell out of here and go to a place where difference is accepted and hard work pays off!
Comment by TJ on June 1, 2016 at 2:59pm

I'd just add that a society's ethics can be immoral.

Its still their rules, and its why one group can run about buck naked, as everyone does where they are...and its OK/normal...

...and another group considers it OK as long as genitals are covered, such as a bikini bottom....but boobs are fine to be exposed...

....and another group is only concerned that the nipples are covered, and another wants the entire body covered, but the face can show...and another doesn't want the face to show either....and so forth.

ALL of the above groups seem to feel THEIR version is the "right" version of what is "appropriate" for public exposure.

They have been raised so that they view a level of exposure as OK or "sinful" and so forth.

IE: Americans see middle eastern woman who can't show their faces and are horrified at the backwards customs that consider a woman's face to be obscene in public....and some demand that woman be allowed to show their faces, etc...

...but will have a person who is naked arrested for indecent exposure.

:)

In reality, I can't see nakedness as good or evil in of itself.

Comment by Unseen on June 1, 2016 at 3:45pm

I'd just add that a society's ethics can be immoral.

A tantalizing lead sentence but I can't find anything in the rest of the post supporting it.

To say a society's ethics can be immoral implies an overarching moral reality which implies an overarching metaphysic. Does this metaphysic have an ontological status? Does it belong to the physical world or do you believe in a spiritual realm which contains it?

You say something interesting and leave us hanging.

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