What does the term moral complacency mean?

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Moral complacency is a term that refers to people rejecting moral opinions that go counter to their own as a moral opinion is one that is considered as the absolute truth of sorts and about which one cannot be wrong. It is a belief that a moral opinion requires no justification and as a result the issue of proving or justifying it and be willing to change the way one thinks based on better arguments presented by others does not arise.

As an example, if you believe that abortion is wrong, you may consider it totally justified to not hear any argument of mine to prove that abortion has its benefits, that abortion is not putting an end to a life, and the alike.

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