Let me begin with stating what it appears to me to based upon. There are regional religions, these religions are the basis for all things "moral", or at least morality can be traced to them. Ethics-the idea of this is right or this is wrong-seems to be even more cultural. I would not want my children to marry at 13. I feel it is wrong. I know that this is considered ethical in other parts of the world. I guess I would like to know what measuring stick to go by for "good" or "bad". Does such a measuring stick exist which can apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime? One final thing: If ethics and morality are concepts that are relative(what's good for me may be evil to you and that's the way it is and we should coexist) then are they of any real value in life? Shouldn't we abandon these concepts completely, or declare one best and destroy the others? Aren't these concepts more trouble than they are worth?