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Old 23rd January 2006, 18:33   #59
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Originally posted by rockouthippie
And you follow the christian based moral code that is your heritage, even without a belief in God.
The thought that we owe morality to our heritage doesn't stand to criticism, though. Some moral rules are self-evident to all who are not mentally challenged in some way, without the need for a religious heritage. Some morals are passed down by those who do not have a religious heritage.

Removing religion from morality allows morality to become more rational. It allows it to change when we know it is wrong.

My morals are as close to those of Islam as they are to those of Presbyterianism (The Kirk). I don't believe we need religion to give us morality. It's acted as an excuse for it in the past, but I feel we are beyond the stage where we need some "authority on morality" which is linked to a religion.

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