I registered here to pose you my dilemma.
When confronted with a moral issue, and when you are unable to figure out the right answer by yourself, where do you turn to for an “external moral guidance”?
Of course some easy answers to this would be (a) your close friends, (b) your parents or relatives, and in most cases these are sufficient, but sometimes your close friends don’t seem experienced enough and their answers might be unconvincing, and your parents or relatives might be people you are not friends with, or some who know you but don’t share your lifestyle, or you might simply prefer not to disclose certain personal matters to them.
To explain this better through a parallel, if I ask any of my friends or relatives questions in regards to religion they all seem quite narrow-minded in their answers and lack the brilliance and insight of people such as Sam Harris. I hope it’s clear by now where I am getting at.
If I am confronting a dilemma on let’s say relationships in the 21st century, where should I look for advice and inspiration that is not outdated? Is there a website, a directory / organisation, or public intellectuals you would recommend? How did you come across Sam Harris, and what is the best way in your opinion to find more individuals “of his calibre” ?
I know of TED and big think, which are platforms I myself recommend, but I keep on wondering if I am missing out on something so I put forward my enquiry for suggestions.