What Are Examples of Moral Beliefs?


Examples of moral beliefs include views on how to treat others, beliefs about sex, religion and personal behavior and strategies to respect and forgive individuals. A person's views on personal hygiene, etiquette and language are also examples of moral beliefs.

Ethics play a key role in a person's moral beliefs. For example, if a person feels it is unethical or unfair to others to gossip about someone's business, it violates her moral beliefs. Another example would be how a person feels about premarital sex or faithfulness during a relationship. Her moral belief may lead her to wait until marriage to engage in sexual relations. A person's views on stereotypes and judging also carry moral consequences. Choosing whether or not to judge a person based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious preference or cultural background are all examples of moral beliefs. A person's moral belief may include views on interracial marriage, religious practices at services or Masses, appropriate behavior toward a particular gender or illegal activities. If a person views it morally wrong to steal, cheat or deny forgiveness, she is in violation of her moral ethics. Moral beliefs serve as a guide for behavior, thoughts and actions toward friends, significant others, family members and acquaintances.