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Do you think religion compels morality, or does morality determine religion?


Obviously the relationship is somewhat multi-directional for most people, but I'm wondering which you think is more powerful. Do people usually choose a religion that aligns with their preexisting morality? Or do they generally adapt their morals because of their religion?

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    d.william 4 years ago

    This statement is only true for those who were not 'indoctrinated' into any religious sect from birth with constant bombardment to their psyche as a reinforcement throughout their growing years.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 4 years ago

    Your final sentence resonates with me - it is so true - much hatred and wrong is 'justified' by religion, yet they know it is wrong.

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    Borsia 4 years ago

    I suspect that you don't really know many atheists.

    How do you define a religion? The whole of atheism is 3 words "gods don't exist",,, that's it.

    There are no churches, gatherings, doctrine or idols nothing that would be in a religious belief.