Which is more compelling? Morals dictated by religion, morals dictated by society or morals dictated by one's self? Obviously there is overlap, religion forms rules based on the priority of the society, & one can only consider morals after learning about the morals of one's society, and so on. However, which rationalization or reward/punishment program or honor system (group or self-imposed) compels people to stick to the morals?Answer Question
Answer by gammie at 11:12 AM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 11:43 AM on Oct. 31, 2009
If the three can't be separated how do we explain major shifts in morals? What change made it acceptable for women to cut their hair? Do you believe it was the mixing of cultures, perhaps an increase in immigrants from a society in which hair cutting was acceptable slowly changed the overall morality of the society? Also, how do we explain groups or individuals that set up a set of morals for themselves that in many ways clash with the morals of the society in which they live (mobsters for example)?
I am not arguing that the idea of them being inseparable is incorrect, just further considering some of the issues that idea raises.
Answer by nysa00 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:00 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
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Answer by zanzeebeel at 2:32 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answered at 2:32 PM on Oct. 31, 2009 by: zanzeebeel I think that religion provides for a fixed set of morals and rules where by we govern our life. I think that society based morals and peer pressure, have a fluidity in them which may prove to be detrimental in the long run.
Than how do you explain the many profound changes that popular Western religions have undergone in the recent past? Just the last century has seen huge shifts in morality. Can fixed mean holding on to detrimental rules as easily as fluid can mean moving towards detrimental rules?
Answer by nysa00 at 2:40 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
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