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Does morality exist independant of Holy books?


In holy books such as the Bible and the Koran, a sense of external morality is needed to clarify which sections are to be viewed as virtuous and which are to be condemmed as teaching behaviour that is harmful to oneself or others and should not be practiced in one's life. This means that morality does not come from holy books, as religions often claim.

 

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    Michael Routson (mtroutson) 4 years ago

    That is a great answer, Thank you. In particular, I am glad that you distinguised between universal ethics and social conventions which change across time and across cultures.

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    christiananrkist 4 years ago

    funny how you end. far worse? i thought there were no measures of right or wrong.