Quick thought about morality

Religious morality:

  • Do what God tells you, even if it’s an immoral act (e.g. murder your son/daughter) because, “his ways are greater than ours”.
  • Don’t do what God tells you not to because he really hates people making fun of him.  I guess being God means you can’t have a sense of humour.
  • Why?  Because might makes right.
Moral morality:
  • Do no harm.
  • Why?  The world is a much nicer place to live in for everyone.
Believers, and many non-believers, draw a connection between religion and morality as if you can’t have one without the other.  Religion doesn’t deal with morality at all.  It deals in sin, which crosses moralities path on a few points, but ultimately has very little in common with it.

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