There are different layers/spectrums that shape our world.
1. OBJECTIVE MORALITY: This is the highest realm. It surpasses our universe but stands as the reality for all infinite universes. Only impartial, objective truth, what “is” exists here. We don’t, and cannot know, what exists in this realm because, as humans, we are limited in our scope. This realm is void of beliefs, opinions, values, customs, prejudice, traditions. Right and Wrong do not exist here. Only what is.
2. FACTS: – This is the 2nd realm. I separate facts from objective reality, because, while facts are true, they are defined by human-created vocabulary. We have “empirical” truths which require human observation and experimenting, which are not possible in the objective realm Facts can also be tweaked with the addition of further experimenting, a popular example being evolution. Still, a fact is not debatable. If you find yourself debating it, it’s likely not a fact. Stats and concrete truths exist here. Opinions, values, and beliefs do not exist here.
There are many more spectrums here. But we have to cut this short to narrow it down to our universe, and our planet.
Universe — Galaxy — Earth — Earth’s filter — human civilization begins – ideas — moralities formed — human perspective formed from filter — standard human behavior formed — ideas about philosophy begin — morality is formed based on these filters — bias formed — human “rights. —
3. IMPARTIALITY: To be “impartial,” or to be “objective” means to be completely void of bias and/or prejudice when determining a decision. A good journalist is encouraged to write impartially. Judges and jurors are supposed to operate impartially. The Supreme Court is supposed to operate impartially when ruling However, if the Supreme Court truly operated impartially, then there would not be partisan disagreements about whether our justices our liberal or conservative. Political beliefs are irrelevant if one’s truly being impartial, thus, the Supreme Court justices political beliefs should not have any influence over their rulings. However, it does. Impartiality in its pure form is still defined by human attributions to objectivity. And impartiality in its not-so-pure form is still filtered through human conditioning. Often when we think we’re being impartial, there’s a layer of subliminal filters there, such as the Western perspective, influencing our so-called impartiality, so we’re more than likely not being impartially perfect.
4. BELIEFS: —— beliefs are formed through a filter we experience as human beings from childbirth onward. We don’t see “objective reality” – see the world through a filter of our family, the media (filtered in itself), social environment, religion, customs, and tradition. Religion is formed here. While basic morality is formed in a spectrum before this, specific religious morality is formed here. Beliefs are different than opinions in that humans may believe a certain event occurred, while opinions are a preference to which there’s no right or wrong, . “this is the best way to get to the dentist office.” Debate, partisan politics, and bias exists here.
Opinions — Prejudice —
Therefore, objective morality is an oxymoron. If we believe in an objective morality, but that in itself puts in the belief category. We can’t believe in something objective. Objectivity IS. When the universe was a blank canvas, billions of years before life forms, morality did not exist and had no reason to. It’s human-invented concept. Basic human morality is formed somewhere between facts and beliefs. If one’s objective morality stems from a religious belief, religion in itself is in the belief category thus not objective nor factual.
Saying something is not a fact is not the same as saying it doesn’t exist. It IS a fact to say God is not a fact. Anyone who says God is a fact is incorrect. “Respect my belief that God is a fact” is a contradiction. You don’t believe in facts. Facts are.
Thus, objective morality does not exist. And that’s not the same as saying it’s relative.