I Can Be Moral Without Religious Pedagogy

You do not have to be versed in religious scripture to know the difference between "right" and "wrong." 289 People

    Everyone is always asking about my religious

    views. Well, here they are. People frequently ask me if I believe in God. Honestly? I can't answer that question. I don't know if I do or not. There is a part of me that does and a part of me that doesn't. I'm not atheist. I don't worship the devil. I just don't know. I think...
    unexplainedsmiler unexplainedsmiler
    22-25, F
    Dec 15, 2013


    I love pronouncing that word by the way. Pedagogy. Anyway. Is morality something that is actually learned? I assumed morality based on empathy would be instinctual. Or is this something that must be taught to some people, if not all? Forget religion, is morality taught by our...
    Erutrevo Erutrevo
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Nov 12, 2009

    Problem is that we start to think

    that authority is needed for morality, and that people can only be moral unless their is a threat of punishment. Total BS
    ratburn ratburn
    Apr 24, 2014

    I Believe Religions Had More To Do With Ancient Culture's Trying To Find Their Morality

    I "Believe" Religions had more to do with Ancient Culture's trying to find their own "Morality" and trying to get a "Loyalty" of their children to support the Culture as it went further into what is our "Future"Ancient Culture's assuming Parental concerns for the Culture and...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Oct 12, 2013

    Farmers' Wi

    A poor and old farmer lived in a village. He had a beautiful and young wife.. The young wife always yearned to enjoy life by going to fairs and by spending a lot of money on finery. But due to his old age arid feeble health, the old farmer hardly left his house and did not earn...
    weareok weareok
    31-35, M
    Jun 27, 2013

    I Spent My 2ndary Studies In Catholic School

    I don't really think so that all the prays that we were obliged to do every nite change something in the mind of a child. It's the life give you a personality, the rights things that you're doing. It's a way of leaving, the way of life, the things that you having respect for...
    sadlifeman sadlifeman
    31-35, M
    Mar 1, 2009

    No victim, no crime I think something immoral

    is something that causes suffering. I don't think I need religion to figure that out. I don't need religion to figure out that if I do something nice for someone, I will be accepted and feel better. and that if I do something that causes suffering, I will feel guilt for ruining...
    chips24 chips24
    22-25, M
    Jan 8, 2014

    Humble Opinion

    I am Buddhist, which has moral teachings, but I look more at this as directed toward Christians, Jews, and Muslims. I believe that a lot of the people under those umbrellas think that you cannot be moral without having belief in God. You need to be religious and God-loving. I...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2008


    The following question is asked to atheists every day: "If you do not believe in divine punishment for misdeeds, what is stopping you from doing whatever you want?" I have a serious problem with this question. It assumes that the only reason why people do NOT...
    zeligocity zeligocity
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2008

    An Elemental Moral Code

    Traditional Historic Christianity comes with an elemental moral code that helps stabilize and order an otherwise chaotic democratic society. It teaches people to be honest rather than lie, to be fair rather than cheat, to keep rather than break promises, to shun selfishness, and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2011

    Ok, Lemme Explain

    I am glad that most churches do volunteer work and most religious people strive to be pious. BUT I don't think being part of a religious group is the only circumstance under which you should be charitable, kind, or moral. This is why I refuse to volunteer with a religious...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2010

    I Am A Moral Person

    I am a moral person because I am a good person and I don't believe in some God. Although I useto.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 28, 2012

    My Story

    The wisdom I gained through this experience is priceless. I actually now know how our system works. as I rise from the ashes to begin again, any assistance is appreciated. www.microgiving.com/cause/raising-hope-victory-over-golaith thank-You
    deborahacoleman deborahacoleman
    66-70, F
    Sep 3, 2013


    How can anyone determine with absolute certainty what is morally right and wrong? If it's all based on personal opinion then what we'd have is chaos because no one's opinion is intrinsically superior to another's. In other word's, everybody is right which also means that...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    Morality is a weak concept.

    It speaks of borders. Religion is the suspension of an enquiring mind. Pedagogues, should be avoided like pedophiles!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    We Don't Need No Stinkin Religion!

    I feel fortunate that my family was never religious. Not even my grandparents did any kind of religious activity, not even Xmas or Easter. Those 2 holidays tend to get, even the “part time” religious types to attend. But we always had a strong sense of right and wrong...
    californiaduderr californiaduderr
    1 Response Jul 11, 2011

    I Know Right From Wrong...

    Well I know right and wrong are relative. And I know that you can't measure 'goodness' or its opposite. I know that in the face of all of this 'moral' choices are personal. But I believe that as long as you don't provoke or injure people who don't in your eyes...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
    22-25, F
    Feb 28, 2009

    People Can Be Moral On Their Own

    I don't need threats from some angry (but somehow all loving and caring) deity to make me be a decent human being. Most people don't. Ancient Greek philosophers came up with high minded virtues on their own, and people listened to them, not because the gods would punish them if...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 6, 2011

    Can An Agnostic Or Atheist Be A Good Moral Person?

    I was actually asked the question above by a sincere person not too long ago. Can an agnostic, atheist or people of other faith traditions act in moral and ethical ways? Certainly, they can. All humans still retain the image of God upon them, even after the fall of Adam and Eve...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 3, 2011

    I Walked Out From My Religion

    Growung up, I was kinda religious. Did prayers n took up religious classes n such. But then slowly as I became an adult, I realised that this religion I grew up on did not makse sense in this modern world. I was told as a kid that if I were to cut my hair, I'd lose my powers. My...
    PrincessMaya PrincessMaya
    Sep 7, 2012
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