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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 Cagsil7 years ago
Hey Hubbers,What do you think about it?http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_young_girl_murder_charge
by fred allen6 years ago
Can morality exist without a divine authority?Without absolutes who has the authority to establish moral boundaries? If there is no divine standard, can there be such a thing as morality or right and wrong?
by Kevin J Timothy5 years ago
Do you think it is wrong to discipline your child?Especially when the bible clearly endorses it in Proverbs 13:24
by VationSays2 years ago
What is right?What is right? Is it what you believe it to be? Does everyone have their own interpretation of "what's right"? If so there can be over a billion different versions of what is right when it comes...
by Joseph O Polanco2 years ago
How do you prove something is morally right or wrong without using the Bible or appealing to God?
by janesix5 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.
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