Much of our moral rules and beliefs are not unique to America but universal, shared by other countries and peoples across space and time.
Philosophers and ethicists maintain that human morality is not some free-floating belief system, but rather has a utilitarian self-interested foundation. As an example, the rule against eating pork is common to the Middle East, both Jew and Arab. According to anthropologists, the prohibition protects a community, living in primitive conditions, from being infected with tape worm by ingesting raw or undercooked meat of infected pigs.
Above all, human morality is SOCIAL in purpose and nature.
Morals and ethics enable human beings to coexist with each other in some semblance of harmony. Just think: What need would you have of morality if you’re the only human in the world? There would be no need for moral injunctions or laws against murder or theft or adultery or rape…
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