I Dont Think Religion Should Be a Basis For Morality

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    Slavery In The Bible

    Calling the system of labor that existed in ancient Israel "slavery" is a misnomer. Why? Because the slavery that existed in Israel was nothing like the tyrannical forms of slavery that have existed throughout history. God's Law stated that kidnapping and selling a human was...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    At Least, Not In the objective Sense

    There are plenty of people who do base their morality on religion that I don't really have a problem with, actually.  The typical person seems to usually just blend their own morality with their hunt-and-peck for backup on their morality with their associated holy book of do...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    Why Would You Do That?

    Using religion as a basis for morality is how you get crusaders, suicide bombers, and Bill O'Reilly. Religion is subjective, which means the definition of religious morality can be twisted to excuse even the most horrific of acts.
    LucidDementia LucidDementia
    18-21, F
    13 Responses May 14, 2008

    Religion Doen't Equal Morality

     Lenny Bruce said, "Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God."  I agree with him.  Religion and the church are not bastions of morality by any means.  Some of the actual teachings are moral but get distorted through...
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2008

    What Is The Moral To This Story?

    An old prospector had a young donkey which he used to carry his gear as he prospected the mountains and ranges of Nevada.  One day, the donkey slipped and fell, spilling all of the prospector's worldly possessions upon the muddy trail.  The prospector picked everything up...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2012

    Can't Be Moral Without Religion??

    I've been told straight up that if I'm not religious, I have absolutely no morals, and cannot have morals. In theory, that should mean that the only reason I haven't already killed you or sodomized you and all of your family with my girl-penis is because there are laws...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 7, 2008

    How About Good Old Common Sense.

    ...And whatever legislation and law there is that pertains to your jurisdiction, as a basis for the extreme limit of tolerable moral behaivor (ah, but that in itself is questionable - is the Government and the State's legislation of what can be defined as morality correct? ...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 27, 2009

    Especially These Days

    Let's face it, religion is corrupt.  Televangelists are how most people go to church.. these people are a fine lot to tell us how to live a "Good" life...  Taking people's money and using it for hookers.   Two words, Jimmy Swaggart!   Or...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    There was no pearly gate.

    The only reason I knew I was in a cave was because I just passed the entrance. the rock wall rose behind me with no ceiling in sight. I knew this was it, this was what religion talked about, what man feared. .. I had just entered the gate to Hell. I felt the presence of the cave...
    BOJ1988 BOJ1988
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015


    Whether you're religious or not, there's certain code of morality that everyone should follow- basic stuff, like respecting someone else's space and property, being honest, trustworthy, dependable, etc. That's my opinion at least. The world sure would be abetter place if everyone...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Sep 12, 2010

    I don't think religion IS a basis

    for morality. I have not encountered a more dividing force than religion, and people use their religious beliefs to justify all sorts of injustice, discrimination and outright hatred toward fellow human beings. If there was any truth to any religious books, I'd have to say that...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    1 Response Mar 31, 2014

    Morality Religion Is Not Basis

    that is how people come up with that only god know how it need to be basis for  it is not left up to us to do if you think about it so it will be nice if people let god work it out every thing will be ok ?
    susiehouston susiehouston
    56-60, F
    Jun 10, 2011

    And Albert Enstein Thinks the Same

    "A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."  ...
    espritdescalier espritdescalier
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    Morals From Nature?

    Not to be facetious or anything, however, if you're taking your cues about what is morally acceptable from the animal world why don't you chop the heads off your partners after sex like the Praying Mantis? Or how about committing dominance rape or having sex with children like...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    Jun 18, 2012

    F You Need Religion, What's Wrong With You?

    People who think all thier morals come from religion need to look at themselves and decid if they are a bad person or just ignorant. If you need some outside source to tell you right from wrong, hat does that say about you? Also, religion rarely offers any reasoning for it's...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Aug 9, 2009
    Ashishishe Ashishishe
    70+, M
    Apr 15, 2014


    if religion dictates your morality, then you are no longer thinking for yourself.....i also feel that someones morality, if it is indeed religion based, should be excluded from politics because why should i have to follow rules that you've only decided to enforce...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2008

    Morality and Religion

         Simply put, if you have been given the ability to choose your own morals, and pick whichever ones are right for you, why settle for having someone else choose morals for you with religion.       Regardless of this, however...
    Onaquest Onaquest
    13-15, M
    Aug 10, 2009

    Religion Doesn't Create Morals

    I don't believe that religion gives us our morals. It might for some people. But I think in general we get our morals from the world around us. What we see is right from wrong. Others may not agree with what we believe to be right versus wrong. But the law tells us one thing...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    You've Seen Them...

    There is a type of person who in the name of religious morality does untold harm. He longs to be the drill sergeant of other people. He goes by the religious rule and nothing else. He loves the rule and hates the value. Of all people, he is least capable of understanding...
    mysticflyer mysticflyer
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    After All, The Exponents Of Religion As Seen In The Churches Themselves Are..

    hardly the type of characters to moralise.What was it  Jesus said about the Pharisees? Whitewashed graves?A friend of mine said that if Jesus came to Europe today someone would crucify him again!
    Aura89 Aura89
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2011


    No, religion should not be the basis for morality. I think it is pretty ridiculous to look at one religion and say that everything that it teaches is moral. There are many religions out there, how can someone say one is right? Especially one like Christianity, which has been...
    autosuggestion autosuggestion
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Feb 26, 2008

    You Can Have Morals Without Religion!

    I'm living proof. I'm one of those people that holds the door for others, gives the last of her change to charity (because I'm broke as a joke most of the time) and treats everyone the way they treat me - so I must be religious, right? Wrong. I'm far from it. My...
    mrsbigdave34 mrsbigdave34
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2009

    Most Religious Conservatives Follow The Ownership Morality

    For a while, I was trying to understand why many Fundamentalists so willingly submit to this psychopath god of their imaginations, only to realize their version of morality holds to ownership ethics. In the ownership ethics, the owner is morally permitted to do as they please...
    ratburn ratburn
    1 Response Jun 10, 2013

    Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments For Atheists

    In case anyone hasn't seen these before, they are worth reading! 1. The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all. 2. Do not put things or even ideas above other human beings. (Let's scream at each other about Kindle versus iPad, solar...
    Teasaidh Teasaidh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    'God Is A Hateful, Vengeful Warmonger!'

    Do you think it wrong for God to kill in defense of the innocent? While the Bible candidly relates Jehovah God’s past adverse judgments you must bear in mind that they were always against evil people and in defense of the innocent. For example, it was not until the earth of...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    Will This Hurt Someone?

    This is the question I tell my child to ask himself before doing anything and the philosophy I follow.  If the answer is yes, then he shouldn't do it.  Not because of sin, not because big-brother is watching, but because its wrong to hurt others even...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    Gosh, Why Entering My Life.. You Are Not Going To Stop My Destiny...

    Why people likes to judge your aperience and all the things you do. Why they still wanting to stop your will and the freedom to choose. I am not going to listen to them. God created me and He created me with a freedom to choose and the freedom to do whatever I want. No one is...
    2 Responses May 30, 2011

    How Women Should Be Treated

    When on earth, Jesus perfectly reflected his heavenly Father’s personality and way of doing things. He said: “I do nothing of my own initiative; but just as the Father taught me I speak . . . I always do the things pleasing to him.” (John 8:28, 29; Colossians 1:15) Thus, by...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann
    36-40, M
    Oct 17, 2012

    Breaking Down The Ten Commandments As A Moral Code

    Dawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&hl=en-GB&v=qoNqSrA7Mos Hitchens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3VGtTk1HY&feature=related
    Teasaidh Teasaidh
    26-30, F
    Oct 20, 2012
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