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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 7 years ago

Does morality in elephants come from god?

How can elephants know to be moral, and not go about randomly killing things, if they have no concept of a god?

Update:

@Hinii - "The Masai Mara tribe says "...we know one thing for sure about the elephants, they have a soul, just like us".

The people of the world said "we know one thing for sure about lightning, it is tossed down by god".

Now who is more qualified to speak about lightning? Those that study it from binoculars and laboratories..or those who have lived with it for thousands of years?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Elephants are amoral and they do randomly kill things, including people.

    I would suggest that elephants haven't got a concept of god but of survival.

  • 7 years ago

    The Masai Mara tribe says "We are not sure about all the other animals, but we know one thing for sure about the elephants, they have a soul, just like us"

    Now who is more qualified to speak about the elephants? Those that study them from binoculars and laboratories..or those who have lived with them for thousands of years?

    EDIT @Supastar ...you never listen to any reasonable statement.

    Source(s): A profound understanding that atheism stinks.
  • 7 years ago

    That therefore, proves, that you DO NOT need to be religious or believe in any 'god', to have morals or a conscience, wouldn't you say??! ;)

    As for someone's reply regarding shark attacks...

    They are acting on pure instinct and survival mode.

    They see a slow moving 'seal' in the sea wearing a black wetsuit, or a turtle, ie a guy paddling on a surfboard, they think it is a slow moving injured animal, and an easy meal. It has nothing to do with, 'oh there's a human, i better kill and eat it'! :p Ditto for crocodiles...

  • 7 years ago

    Who said they have no concept of God? Animals have souls. Animals have feelings. They love.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yes, elephants ARE souls, they don't HAVE a soul. As humans ARE souls too.

  • Doong
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    God give animal instinct.

    God give human moral, reason, and instinct.

    It's as simple as that.

    Moral is in fact, one proof that God exist.

  • delta
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Not to mention their memory makes ours look like a faraway dream.

  • 7 years ago

    And if so, does morality in sharks also come from god when they eat innocent divers?

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No one lived for 1000 years, and there is no collective memory for that period

  • 7 years ago

    From Ganesh,to be specific

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