Second Section of Rationale for Social Morality
Social Morality is a moral philosophy which states: we live in a global-society with all of us being connected, none of us live in isolation. We have an effect on others, and others have an effect on us. Humans are globally linked into a large macrosociety, and as such we are all interconnected, every person on the planet.
We live in a global-society of almost seven billion human beings. A new system of morals and values is needed as a global-society interacts with one another and tries to advance in the new millennium. A system every rational and intelligent human being would agree with, and in fact most already follow social morality in some regards. Since we are a globally linked society, we must possess a system of morals and ethics not based on religious beliefs. Social morality is not saying religion is bad or inferior. In fact, social morality is free to let an individual choose their own path to spirituality; they still posses free will, but since we are a diverse macrosociety with many diverse religions, social morality cannot be based on any one religion. However, most of the religions worshipped around the planet already follow social morality.
Social morality is simply doing the right thing, which we are already born knowing, with the basic principal of, "Act according to that maxim whereby you treat the world as an ends and never as a mere means". This simply means whatever the outcome that an individual is trying to obtain, they need to think about the way in which the outcome or result is to be achieved , and as a rational human being, have the duty to act morally and only choose moral means to obtaining an outcome. It is doing the right thing, which as rational beings we are already born knowing.
Looking at the current condition of this global-society, what is to blame? It is the lack of a global system of morals and values. Who is to blame for our lack of morality? Every individual of this global-society, not following a global system of morals and values. Any individual not thinking as a rational being with the very basic instinct of right and wrong.
It is easy for an individual to quickly say they have morals, but as a rational intelligent being, what morality does their action show? Though it is not the intention to subdivide humans into the haves and have-nots, it serves as a good example to illustrate a point. Even when it comes to morality we can divide society into the haves and have-nots. Those who follow a system of morals and values as a member of a global-society, or those who choose to follow no morals or whose daily actions show a lack of morals. Currently, it appears as those who do not act morally are the driving force of this global-society.
As a rational intelligent thinking human being, what system of morals do you follow? How do you treat people morally everyday? How do you treat people immorally everyday? What is the end outcome of your system of morality? Are your morals based on selfish ends? Does your system of morals and values divide groups into haves and have-nots? Is the end outcome of your system of morals and values an ends based on retribution. As a rational thinking being, you have free will to act in any manner bound by natural laws, but how moral are your actions and what is the ultimate intention of your actions?
As a rational intelligent thinking human being, it is your duty to follow a system of morals and values. As a rational being you must act from duty, the duty in the fact that you must be moral, not for any reward or retribution, but only for the sake of being moral. As a member of a global-society, it is your duty to follow a system of morals and values.