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Old 07-11-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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Re: Is it possible for man to live a moral life without religion?

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Originally Posted by TrueUCHIHA View Post
Where i believe it is possible for man to live Moral lives without the aid of religion I believe now in current times that it is the fact that BECAUSE we have had so much contact with religion and we are taught what is right and wrong mostly based of these religious ideals is why men are able to do so in this current age.
Doesn't matter. As human beings, we're capable of reason. We can separate one from the other. And there are tons of moral theories that do just that. Like virtue ethics of aristotle, for example. You can base your morality around logic. You don't need to rely on religion at all to do so.

Note that this is a debate. Your beliefs don't mean anything if you can't back them up with evidence. If you believe that religion is the root of all morality, and people can not base their morality on anything else, then you have to prove that. With evidence. Have fun with that.
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Also when people think religion they usually dont think past the big three. Judiasim, islam, and christianity. But these are definitely not the only religions in this world. And some of these other religions require "immoral" activities to take place in their religious practicings. What it really comes down to is who decides what is moral or immoral. Even in the Science of ethics is the term "morally acceptable" debated. For example in Deontology a morally acceptable action is based of its adherence to the laws or sets of rules that have been established by the higher order in a hierarchy. An example of this would be not taking a cookie from the cookie jar because your mother said not to. Others however believe that a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence, this way of thinking is called teleology and an example of this would be taking a cookie from the cookie jar to feed your hungry sister, even though your mother told u not to.
Yeah, religions have moral guidelines in them. That doesn't mean they're inseparable.
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