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.
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How do you prove something is morally right or wrong without using the Bible or appealing to God?
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