Is morality inate? Are we preprogrammed to know the difference between right and wrong?
I think so, but as soon as a young child becomes self aware they have the ability to consciously overrule this innate morality to choose to do something different from what this morality might suggest is the right thing to do.
In the absence of laws and rules to keep this free choice in check, then the occurrences of free choice overruling the inbuilt morality leads to chaos and social breakdown. This is the subject explored in the novel "The Lord of the Flies".
The inbuilt moral law is the 'Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil' referred to in Genesis. It is an allegory to Adam an Eve growing up and discovering the difference between right and wrong, acquiring an inbuilt moral law. Doing the wrong thing in contravention of one's inbuilt moral law is called sin.
Any who recognises
Mine and yours
Posseses the knowledge of right wrong.
by Ray Choiniere aka Cagsil5 years ago
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by janesix3 years ago
I say we are born knowing right from wrong. People KNOW they are doing something wrong, and yet choose to do it anyway.Our moral compass is a gift from God.Morals are inborn in my opinion.Discuss.
by SandCastles3 years ago
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by Davidsonofjesie5 years ago
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by SpanStar4 years ago
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by Captain Redbeard4 years ago
So if morality does not come from God and is a inherant idea that has come from generation to generation of tradition and culture. Example, in the animal kingdom, male sharks forcably mate with female sharks but is not...
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