Which do you think is the better foundation for morality - secular or religious, and why?
To me, people getting together to set a standard (for example: "the well being of humanity") then determining if actions are in accordance with that standard sounds much better than "Do what my god instructs me to tell you to do or you will be tortured".
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Secular, of course. If we follow the morality of the Bible then slavery, rape, incest, and genocide are all okay.
- Doug CatholicLv 74 weeks ago
Since it's already a "built-in" feature of humanity, you don't get to make that choice.
- PaulLv 74 weeks ago
God is the only source of true and objective morality. Secular "morality" allows for the brutal slaughter of innocent children during the first nine months of their lives; the desecration of marriage by allowing all kinds of ungodly variations other than husband and wife. In short, acceptance of whatever is most convenient, without any actual consideration of morality.
- 4 weeks ago
Then you are setting a standard that not everyone can agree on, and that can never be objectively wrong or right. And because of this, you can harm humanity more than help it. This is what Marxism is about. And we saw the fruits of it in various State atheism.
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- Larry CLv 74 weeks ago
Teligious morality is fixed and firm, whereas opinion changes secular morality.
- Ernest SLv 74 weeks ago
And you think people getting together can know better than God?
Show me one who is not a sinner.
- 4 weeks ago
Yeah, the Germans did just that, set the standard for morality, in 1930s Germany. Too bad you weren't a Jew living at that time to see how that worked out.
- WOOWHOLv 74 weeks ago
starting with a DEFINITION so that there is clarity to the topic several definition
MORALITY refers to what ever is ACTUALLY right or wrong , which may be independent of the values or mores held by any particular peoples or culture
MORALITY is the HUMAN attempt to define what is right or wrong about OUR actions and thoughts , and what is GOOD or BAD about OUR BEING who we are
to answer a means is needed to determine and define GOOD to build that FOUNDATIONS ..... Many THEIST have DISTRACTED from this investigation process by just asserting the PREMISE " GOD EXIST " GOD is GOOD therefore what THEIR GOD COMMANDS is GOOD basically CAUSE they say so void of evaluation
so that means is to form a FUNDAMENTAL BASIS to determine to "BE GOOD " CLASSICAL IDEAS break it down to 5 elements PLEASURE HAPPINESS EXCELLENCE CREATIVITY HARMONY .... which is HUMAN WELL BEING and since as social animals have to SHARE space how our ACTIONS IMPACT OTHERS and VISE VERSA ... so its REALITY BASED HUMAN ACTION CAUSE AND EFFECT
a FACT is MORALITY in Humans EXIST DESPITE RELIGION's EFFECT ..... Psychology today ..... additionally depending on the RELIGION or even the DENOMINATION what is MORAL is NOT CONSISTENT but based on the PEOPLES INTERPRETATION .. which would be PEOPLE defining what is moral which is what morality is defined the God is unproven so a God concept CAN be a Cover for mans desire to claim authoritarian -ism like as toto drew back the curtain in the wizard of OZ .. Pay no attention to that MAN BEHIND the CURTAIN I AM the GREAT and POWERFUL OZ
- swoltLv 74 weeks ago
I remember the study showing that children raised without religion tended to be more compassionate and caring. Religion teaches you to hate. Secularism teaches you to care about your fellow humans. Crime rates are low in primarily secular countries compared to heavily religious ones.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Probably secular because if you compare them to religious countries; they have a low crime rate and people are usually more free and accepting. Now in most religious countries poverty is high and politics are corrupt. Nothing moral about that.