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Do People Need God to Have Morals?

Updated on June 18, 2013

Morals are defined as the rules of right conduct.

Morality and Philosophy

All living beings have a soul. This is a living thing that is within the body. This Soul is our guide, our consciousness to help us distinguish between right and wrong. This consciousness usually directs and chaperones us in the daily hustle bustle of life while we face the many challenges, pitfalls and talks to us when emotionally down. Consciousness is our awareness that we think about, and experience it on a daily basis.

Consciousness is a vast field, which encircles around a wide range of possibilities that get thrown at us it is also a field of creativity that allows us to come up with solutions when surrounded by problems; it is a set of intuitions that make us take decisions accordingly. Our intentions are also surrounded by our consciousness. Consciousness is about love, peace, imagination, compassion, kindness, and peace of mind.

Consciousness is our blue print. How we act, react, and think can bring changes in our body and our life.

Our Morals strongly govern our life, and the life we lead solely depends on our actions, reactions and thoughts.

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
Mark Twain

“So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners”
Laurence Sterne

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“Do you really mean to tell me the only reason you try to be good is to gain God's approval and reward, or to avoid his disapproval and punishment? That's not morality, that's just sucking up, apple-polishing, looking over your shoulder at the great surveillance camera in the sky, or the still small wiretap inside your head, monitoring your every move, even your every base though.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

“Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Who is God?

God is understood to be a superficial force above us that is supreme and is an object of faith.

Many modern and medieval philosophers have argued existence of God.

Those that believe in this supreme force address him by the name of the religion they follow.

Today Christianity, Hinduism, and Muslims are the most followed and popular religions in the world.

Some noted examples are Allah for Muslims, Jesus for Christians, and Krishna for Hindus

God and Philosophy

For those who believe in God, have a fear factor within them and that makes them perform good deeds or go on a path that is full of morals. God is their anchor, and that helps them shape their path towards a righteous one. This honest route helps them shape a conscientious life for themselves by the decisions they make and perform.

Does God Exist

For those who do not believe in the existence of the supreme, but have consciousness continue to perform their duties and walk on the path of virtue, which in turn helps them shape a bright destiny for themselves.

Morality today

Morality is gradually becoming extinct. We are living in a world of “Me-Myself-Mine”. With the rise of social media, we are becoming like a robot. Constantly hooked to the Internet where feelings and authenticity go missing.

The result: Dust covers our consciousness thus, making the living of a man a sham.

Do People need God to have Morals

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My question:

Does man follow the set of rules because he believes in God?


Is he intelligent enough to trod upon this path, and is able to distinguish between right and wrong?


Today man is surrounded by inflation, and corruption. These chew the body out of a poor man as a result, he is bitter and digs his soul deep into the ground so that it never tries to communicate with his mind.

Under such conditions/circumstances we want a superior force that keeps reminding us of our sheer existence and the reason we are on this planet. Thus, making the statement stand tall and strong, " We need God to have morals".


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