Friday, July 24, 2009

The Misplaced Morals of America

Gallup released a survey poll concerning America's morals in May 2008. People were asked whether they felt certain activities were morally acceptable or morally wrong. Here are some of the results:

Morally Acceptable Behaviors according to the majority of Americans:
70% divorce
61% sex between an unmarried man and woman
63% gambling
55% having a baby outside marriage
51% doctor assisted suicide

Morally Wrong Behaviors according to the majority of Americans:
91% married men and women having an affair
90% polygamy
85% cloning humans
78% suicide
61% cloning animals

More people thought cloning humans or animals was wrong than believed fornication (36%), homosexuality (48%), having a baby outside marriage (41%), or doctor-assisted suicide (44%) was wrong. Incredibly, more people thought buying and wearing clothing made from animal fur (39%) was wrong than sex between an unmarried man and woman (36%). More people thought cloning an animal was morally wrong (61%) than thought homosexuality (48%), abortion (48%) or having a baby outside marriage was wrong(41%)!

It is amazing how people will speak more clearly against cloning (in which they will probably never participate) than against common sins like abortion, homosexuality, or fornication! They can judge the sins of others more clearly than they can admit their own.

God doesn't consult opinion polls to determine right from wrong.

phil

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