Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and those that are bad (or wrong).
I don't care what the law said or says. rape was wrong then and it's wrong now, and it will always be wrong. It's will never be PROPER BEHAVIOR (MORAL). It was always and will ever be immoral to rape someone. this is universal.
the insane people in this thread keep yelling that some people used to think that rape was moral. I KNOW! I don't care. that does not justify it. you can stop saying that, because it makes you look like a lunatic. if you believe that someones personal view changes the morality of (i.e. makes it right) something like rape, then you're a terrible person.
It may have always been immoral to you, but as you say “people used to think that rape was moral. I KNOW! I don't care.” That is the point - YOU think that your moral of now supersedes what they did not even think or consider being immoral then. If they did not see it as immoral THEN, how can it be “universal?” If, as you demand, t has to be for all places and all times, then they SHOULD have seen it as immoral when they did not.
Morals do not abide outside of individuals. You cannot have killing people residing in a place without people. As you said in an uncited quote. “Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and those that are bad (or wrong).” Yet, if one has no awareness, does not see any immorality, then how can they be immoral by YOUR standards? Without awareness there can be no intention, nor can there be decisions.
if you believe that someones personal view changes the morality of (i.e. makes it right) something like rape, then you're a terrible person
You believe that your personal morality must change the morality of those that did not believe it was rape as you define he crime. Therefore, by your own words you define yourself s a “terrible person.” I think you should go easy on yourself, since you clearly are very conflicted.
It goes the same as if in 100 years it is a known fact of society that it is immoral to eat meat. You now are an immoral person for eating meat when you clearly should know that in 100 years it will be immoral. You are doing the same to people in the past, as the people in the future will do to you for being an immoral meat eater.