The topic of morality is a subject which really lacks any complete and clearcut answers. Even so, it is a discussion that we need to have.
Although there are few who will agree totally on what is considered morally good and what is not, most would prefer themselves and others to be of high moral character. So what does that mean? Some would have you believe that it is simply and only by following their own specific set of rules. Well why would they say that, you think?
A basic moral principle one could consider is simply: do not cause pain.
Of course, we know that is impossible. The mother that disciplines her child, or the dentist working are all causing pain, but we know that it is for something greater good. One might suggest: do not cause unnecessary pain, but in principle that doesn't really clarify much, for what is really necessary and what is not?
Good and bad, are they really objective terms? What is good for me may be bad for someone else. That is simply nature.
Lets imagine two groups of people at war with each other. We need not bother with why, let us just assume that both sides see their cause as just as justified as the other one. Both sides will kill people on the other side and both will be regarded as doing something heroic and good by their own people.
It can never be considered morally unjust to defend the lives of yourself, your family and your people from external threats. This does not change even if it requires killing others, because in doing so that means life for themselves.
This could be considered a subjective kind of morality, or in the words of William Pierce, this is the morality of survival. And have no doubts about it, as long as resources are are finite, there will also be quarrels over them.
But is there also an objective, universal morality for all humans to follow, or indeed for all possible life forms out there?
Some suggest that universal bliss and happiness should be the goal of our existence. To make all people as happy as possible, that must be the epitome of good right?
Well if that was the case, then just plug the morphine directly into our veins and let us all enter heaven together.
Without becoming too philosophical, it should be obvious that the universe is not here solely for our comfort, but for us to struggle, learn and develop ourselves. Regardless if we take a religious or scientific view to the problem, the answer is still the same. No evolution - biological, personal or spiritual - is possible without struggle.
Given that, the only morality that concern us lies in your own choice between the upward path or the downward path. One is narrow and filled with struggle, the other is broad and requires only thing: the surrender of your own will. But choose wisely, because one leads to life, while the other leads to death.