All this, is about the large difference between morals and ethics.
The majority of the boys cheated on the test – morals.
Cheating is wrong, always and forever – ethics.
Good-grief, we have normalized so many bad behaviors though, haven’t we?
There is just no such thing as morals made ethical by majority. Full-stop.
We must guard against the feeling that there is ‘safety in numbers’. It is natural to feel that if all men are as bad as the Christians say, then badness must be very excusable. If all the boys plough in the examination, surely the papers must have been too hard?