So. To begin the main reason I love agnosticism is that it is no true definition of actual beliefs except the constant questioning of what is real.
But in all what In entails for me is this one question I want to ask.
What are your morals in your beliefs?
For me it’s honor and living a moral and just life without the need nor the want to please a higher being to get into a golden place.morals are based on what’s actually moral. Not society’s or religious ideas on it.
Ex. Woman have the right to choose abortion.
Sex is not taboo. And yes it is super special. But sex is sex. It doesn’t matter the amount of partners. It does not make you a bad or morally unjust to have the things you want in the bedroom. A 1 night stand is as good as 1 partner all your life.
But tangent aside. Let me know your feelings.
I no longer catagorize sex as having anything to do with morality. The moral aspects of sex is a cultural and religious imposition on biology and instinct. I don't think its morally wrong to breathe, it is natural to all mammals, should we also question its morality?
I do realize that sex is more complicated with humans, the great apes that we are, but this is simply self imposed. Now I certianly do not plan on cheating on my wife but that is to honor her wishes and the expectations of others. Getting down to brass tacks, I do not feel guilty for being human and having sexual desires. It is very helpful for ensureing the survival of our species. Religion simply uses our natural instincts againt us to control us and make us more dependent on relgion. Nope, don't need to take part in that.
Do as little harm as possible and try to stick with what is in our best interest as a species.
So in many areas is pretty subjective, but if you have agreement on what morality is then we can usually work out something resembling a moral code. For me, if something promotes or improves wellbeing, then it is probably moral - but it is difficult to promote my own wellbeing without someone else's suffering. hence the do as little harm as possible statement.
I think about things and try to do the right thing or form the best opinion based on the circumstance. I think it is much more moral than simply following what religious leaders say. I try to not harm, and not be mean for the sake of it. I don't steal and try to be honest, but not in a way just to hurt people.
Sex is a big one that I don't agree with the church on. I'm sex positive to put it like a millennial. Abortion, I kinda go both ways although safe ones should be available. I wish birth control would be separated from that debate because it prevents abortions and is a good thing.
I do see where sex became immoral in most religions. Many of the "morals" in religion came about as not doing things that would cause problems to you or society. Before birth control sex meant you got pregnant. Up until very recently it would have been inadvisable to have sex with different people without a committed spouse. Still not right the women were (are) shamed for it, and men praised. Also that women weren't expected or intended to get as much out of it as men..
I don't follow any particular moral school of thought, but I do have some guiding principles. They are, In no particular order,
The ideas of morality will differ according to people's cultures, upbringing, sexual orientation, and genetics. For instance, I am demisexual, which means I have zero sexual attraction for any gender or person, unless I've been in a relationship with that person for over a year.
Then I'm only attracted to that one person.
I am so androgynous that it's difficult for me to even tell what my sexual orientation would be if I had one I could identify.