You might say moral values are important because the Bible teaches us to be moral. In fact, throughout history moral values have been the basis of our education. First parents, then school, and finally universities were teaching us to be kind, honest, sincere, warmhearted, etc. Religion used to be one of the most powerful tools to instill moral values into people. Religion has been losing its influence in many countries around the world. Nowadays it is still important to many, but only for a section of many societies. Moral values are still popular as a discussion topic, but unfortunately they are often no longer important for many people.
The importance of moral values in life is something nobody can honestly disagree with, although today it’s a popular practice. Many famous film and music stars, politicians, and other influential people talk about liberal values – freedom of expression, religious beliefs, a hedonistic way of life, and so on. Their argument is that personal freedom is the most important value to fight for! Nobody can make you do what you do not want to do, so you are free to be cruel or kind, honest, or not – it’s your own choice, and everyone should appreciate it. That’s why it is acceptable to abuse alcohol, take drugs, and be impolite, rude or even cruel – if you want to behave like that, it’s your right. Liberty is the only value!
Of course, liberal values are not that bad. The problem is they somehow ruin the moral background of the society. When the Bible is no more the main teacher of moral behavior, at least, for Christians, there is a risk people will stop considering moral values as important. This is already happening in most liberal democratic countries in contrast to conservative Eastern