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Does religion define your morality?

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Most people do not follow their Scriptures, Quoran or whatever it maybe if it does not FEEL right. Basically, in our current setting, people take or leave certain morality clauses based on their own personal moral compass.
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Do you agree? If so who defines our own personal morals? Our parents? Ourselves? Society?
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The more a group shares and follows a common moral code, the more they will cooperate with each other. This cooperation brings success in conflicts with competitors, meaning that moral dispositions have become naturally selected facets of the human condition.
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Religious belief is inextricably linked with our sense of morality on an unconscious level. Religious belief intensifies our willingness to display moral behavior, and the need to follow a moral code reduces the scrutiny that we apply to supernatural propositions.
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Religious belief is inextricably linked with our sense of morality on an unconscious level. Religious belief intensifies our willingness to display moral behavior, and the need to follow a moral code reduces the scrutiny that we apply to supernatural propositions.
I agree. I think our personal moral compass is somewhat directed by our religious belief. Like what the article said, we just take out what we think does make sense for us.
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For me I believe that it's our parents that define our moral compass. They teach you from an early age what right is wrong so it would depend where your parents get their sense of morality.
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For me I believe that it's our parents that define our moral compass. They teach you from an early age what right is wrong so it would depend where your parents get their sense of morality.
I agree with you there.
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I think we are all born with our personal moral compass. There are some kids who are orphaned or uneducated but they know what is right and wrong.
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I think we are all born with our personal moral compass. There are some kids who are orphaned or uneducated but they know what is right and wrong.
Hmmm, that is true... I guess you are right. I guess it is in our gut feel.
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"All these arguements and I had to double check what morality means and it means""principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.""

So if that's the case, I'll have to agree that it would be our parents."
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I don't agree because there's moral universalism. It is the meta-ethical position that applies universally regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other discriminating feature.
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I don't agree because there's moral universalism. It is the meta-ethical position that applies universally regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other discriminating feature.
I agree with your statement and this line from political theorist Noam Chomsky:"if we adopt the principle of universality: if an action is right (or wrong) for others, it is right (or wrong) for us. Those who do not rise to the minimal moral level of applying to themselves the standards they apply to others—more stringent ones, in fact—plainly cannot be taken seriously when they speak of appropriateness of response; or of right and wrong, good and evil."
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Many things in the Bible are unacceptable to modern Christians. Why? Because they do not sit right with contemporary moral sensibilities.
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