Yet, we still have to make that determination for ourselves. Each and every one of us.Morality is not arbitrary. There IS a standard, and it is NOT US.
Our participation in the actions and endeavors of others.Participation in what?
Unless we misinterpret what we read. Which clearly does happen. Millions or people have been raped, robbed, tortured, and murdered for the cause of badly interpreted scripture. And every person that did so, believed, like you, that they were interpreting it rightly, and that God was telling them it was OK to do what they did.When we align our priorities to what is outlined in the Bible, there is no problem at all.
Problem is, we don't really know when that is the case. Our mind is not God's mind, and our hearts are not God's heart. And when we presume that we do know, we loose our ability to doubt and question ourselves, and so we loose access to our conscience.When God's priorities are our priorities, then our priorities ARE absolute and sacrosanct.
It's also called real-world experience.You seem to be doing the very thing you are condemning... That's called hypocrisy.
No, it's when one presumes one's own beliefs are God-authorized. That's when we start thinking we are extensions of God's righteousness. And there's a whole lot of that going on among professed Christians these days.When one places his own beliefs above what God says, that's when the person falls into error.