- Aug 27, 2009
The Nazis believed in the absolute superiority of the Ayran race. It’s ethics, moral values were pre-eminent and all other value systems were subordinated to the point of physical extinction .I'm not persuaded that this was, or is, the case.
The OP referred to society determining morality and values. We know, and you of all posters here, how this experiment fared.
One final point, if society A determines its morals and values and society B determines a different set of morals and values, or society B adopts the same morals values as society A, but to a different standard.
Who, or what determines which society is more moral?
The Nazi creed was supported by millions of west Europeans as being right.
Others disagreed and the result was world war as we know.
All sides believed sincerely in what they were doing.
Yet no side really wanted war or the levels of human carnage that actually happened.
The reason war happened was the absence of an agreed moral code on the value of all human life and a widespread rejection of fundamental objective Christian principles .