not speaking for ba@, but i think of morality as an ideology.
i tend to somewhat equate ideological thinking with being dogmatic; unquestioning, unconditional belief in a set of ideas. from an anarchistic perspective, it is to hold ideas above (and outside of) oneself; to be subservient to those ideas. hence my distaste for it.
i like ingrate's concept of a box into which everything must fit. or this one: when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. i think one's worldview becomes limited when everything is seen solely through the lens of their ideology. it leads to what i think of as the boogieman syndrome.
perhaps most importantly to me, ideologues have no (edit: or very little) allowance for context. if i use the word "bitch", that means i am denigrating women, regardless of the context in which i used the word.
Can you explain what this idiom "the shape of the box into which we fit all the things" means. I'm not familiar with it.
As we move through the world we learn things and gain ideas. Over time and repeated experience these things and ideas are either challenged or reinforced. There can be lots of things that reinforce or challenge those ideas, from family to subculture, to events big and small that help shape the story we tell ourselves about the world.The more that an idea is reinforced, the more we tend to see the story we attach to that idea as fact. Facts are different than ideas, ideas are out porous, while facts are hard lines, walls. As our ideas come to be seen as fact, the put constraints on our ability to perceive the world outside of the box we construct from what were once our ideas.IDK if that makes sense? I am happy to say more. This question makes me think of the opening of The Garden of Peculiarities by Jesus Sepulveda:"Ideology crystalizes itself like a map in memory. It legitimizes itself by propagating the false idea that the world in which we live is the best possible world, or the system the best system, regardless of its shortcomings."People should read that book.