when i was posted as one of the top officials of my firm lots of decisions were to br taken -while doing so we have to take int o account the best interest of the co and few based on my judgement .The latter part purely comes as per your experience and the wisdom given to us-apply the same -
I do. Right and wrong, for the most part, is the verdict of the conscience. This verdict depends upon our intelligence; and our intelligence depends upon the amount, form, and quality of our brains. As for me, happiness is the only good and actions that cause happiness are right, and actions that cause sorrow are wrong. Thus, the consequences of wrong actions are evil, and the consequences of right actions are good.
To determine right or wrong actions as they are in accordance with, or contrary to the will of some God is superstitious and idiotic - pure and simple. To determine all actions by their consequences is wise. There is nothing supernatural about right and wrong, nor they have anything to do with an infinite being. If there be an infinite God he cannot make that wrong which in the nature of things is right. Neither can god make an action good the natural consequences of which are evil. Even an infinite God cannot change a fact. Upon that rock I stand.
A person's personally idea of what is right or wrong is born from their culture. This is why what may be normal to one culture, is seen as evil to another. (Ex: The Romans saw Barbarians' clothing as evil, which we know today as 'pants'. The Romans only wore robes.)
Romans 2:14, 15 tells us: "For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts, they are being accused or even excused."God has given all humans a conscience; which tells us what is right and wrong. As well as Hebrews 5:14: "But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong."
There can be only one absolute authority in a sane, logical, orderly and civil society. If truly left up to each and every individual, there would be chaos. The Newtown killer could not be accused of wrong. Was he? Everyone is right in his own mind. Are they?
Suppose we were created by a God Who is the source of all reason, logic, truth and right. That God deserves the right to determine right from wrong. The Biblical and Christian worldview says, there not only exists such a God, but He has revealed some moral absolutes in the Bible. Love your neighbor, do not steal, do not lie, do not commit adultery, etc.
When taken to its logical conclusion, to assume each person rules himself by his own standard w/o stepping upon the rights of others is absurd.
To even claim there are no absolutes is a contradiction in and of itself. For that is an absolute claim.
No "who" of any kind is needed for a person to have a sense of what is "right and wrong". All animals including ourselves behave according to our nature. We evolved in complex social groups where empathy and cooperation were essential to survival. Right and wrong are just human nature that religion tries to co-opt and claim as gifts from a fictitious god.
What determines what is right or wrong for me is based on the commandments, principles and guidelines as set forth in the Holy Bible. (Psalms 97:10) "O YOU lovers of Jehovah, hate what is bad.He is guarding the souls of his loyal ones;Out of the hand of the wicked ones he delivers them."
I have learned to hate what Jehovah hates; and to love what Jehovah love. Simple,