A pseudo-philosophical subject which lays at the intersection of ethics and religion. Its primary concern is to take ethical non issues concerning personal choice and masquerade them as the cause of all social ills while ignoring the underlying problems of any given social negative.

Morality is the mask of an artificial enemy.
Religious fundamentalist: Damn those hippies and those queers, with their drugs and buttsecks; they're the reason for everything wrong in this country!! We didn't have problems like this back in my day when everyone listened to God and followed his morality!!!

Rationalist: No, back in your day you had unfair labor practices and sweat shops to contend with. The root of most of our problems are rooted in poverty and ignorance. If we regulated drug sales gangs would dissolve for lack of income. The revenue generated by drug sales and gay weddings could provide quality education and health care for everyone.

Some of the worst serial killers of out time have been generated by a very moral upbringing. See: Albert Fish
by Rainier Ulfson June 10, 2010
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A universal knowledge of 'right' and 'wrong'.
The conscience which informs you if an action is 'right' or 'wrong'
The quality to know, and conform, to the 'rules of right conduct'

The moral foundation of the Universe: everyone, everywhere tends to live by certain comman moral principals. Even a thief feels 'wrong done by' when someone steals from him.

Due to a lack of spiritualism in todays society, morality is all but lost.

by samuell October 03, 2006
the logic used to justify character assassination.
"I guess your decision is one that deals with morality. The question is which path are you going to take."
by Mar-vellous September 29, 2006
Morality is not one thing for one person and something else for another. Morality is a set of guidelines in order to help us live our lives as positively and effectively so that we all may ultimately have a greater grasp at the pursuit of happiness. If we follow our morals, we may find and instill in our souls a greater glimpse of Joy and Peace than we could ever fathom. And if we follow this path, we may find ourselves engulfed in the Grace of God.
Morality is not: It's wrong to drink. Sex before marriage is bad.

Morality is: Do not let drinking, eating, as well as money consume you and take you from the more important things in life, such as God.

If I have sex before marriage, I might thirst more for Lust than Love and/or this could ultimately destroy my future as a loving husband/wife or father/mother.
by thefallenrising August 19, 2008
A method by which an act can be labeled "right" or "wrong" or "neither". Many moral philosophies exist.

Egoism: "Drinking is wrong because it is bad for me."

Hedonism: "Drinking is right because it makes me feel good."

Utilitarianism: "Drinking is right because it brings about more good than evil."

Libertarianism: "Drinking is not wrong since it does not infringe on anyone elses liberty. It is not right since I am also at liberty to NOT drink."

Divine Command Theory: "Let's burn witches! the Bible says we should."
Christian morality requires that you kill your disobedient children.
by HellRaisin December 01, 2006
Morality can be defined as that which ought be furthered as an end in itself.
I have no examples for you..
by Jess March 28, 2005
a : a moral discourse, statement, or lesson
b : a literary or other imaginative work teaching a moral lesson
a : a doctrine or system of moral conduct
b plural : particular moral principles or rules of conduct
: conformity to ideals of right human conduct
: moral conduct : virtue
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The group is calling for a return to traditional morality.

two groups with clashing moralities

The decision may be legally justified, but I question its morality.
by PineappleJuice March 27, 2015
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