Okay, I haven't started a thread in a while, and inasmuch as the brightest people with the strongest opinions about morality hang out on this forum, this seems like the place for it.
Below I have made a list, in no particular order, of thirty-six things that are widely practiced by members of the human race, and which are considered by a great number of people (most or all of whom are non-practitioners) to be bad.
Whether they are bad or not is not the point of this thread, but rather, how bad do you think they are in relation to each other?
A hard-core moralist or religious devotee may opine that sin is sin, and that the smallest is equal to the greatest in the eyes of God. Fine. They are entitled to this opinion. I want to hear from the rest of you.
Rank, if you will, the following practices, from 1 (absolute worst) to 36 (only a little bit bad).
If you have a legal background you may, for extra points, identify those practices which you perceive as mala in se, as opposed to mala prohibita.
You libertarians out there may omit however many you think are not bad at all.
Bear in mind that with only four exceptions, all of these practices are prohibited by the laws of at least one nation on earth, and with only a few exceptions, all of them are allowed by the laws of at least one nation on earth.
This should imply that morality is far from universal in our world. The results of this little exercise should confirm it.
Forced sexual intercourse (rape)
Anal sex (male-female)
Driving while intoxicated
Sexual intercourse with an animal
Curling in the squat rack
Consensual sex between adult siblings
Sexual intercourse with a minor
Libel and slander
Oral sex (male-female)
Consensual sex between adult 1st cousins
Producing or viewing pornography
Oral sex (female-female)
Robbery and theft
Consensual sex between an adult and his/her parent
Sacrilege and blasphemy
Anal sex (male-male)
Producing or viewing child pornography
Oral sex (male-male)
Using a Bosu ball