Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Morality & God

What is morality really? Is it this definiton from Dictionary dot com?:
"Virtuous conduct."
Or is it this?:
"A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct. religious morality; Christian morality."
When you follow a law are you being moral? Or are you just following it so you don't get arrested and thrown in jail?

When a Christian follows God's word, is that being moral, or is that just aren't sent to Hell for eternity?

If you could kill somebody you hate, and you know you would not be caught by the police, would you kill that person? If God let you kill that person, would you kill him/her?

Morals aren't a set of rules. Morals are a sense of right and wrong. There is no such thing as Christian morality. It is called Christian LAW.


At 9/29/2005 5:59 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

That's the problem with morality, it's a human invention. It's not programmed into our instinctual nature, so we have to have incentives in order to do it succesfully.

At 9/29/2005 6:13 PM, Blogger seth said...

I quote my comment about morality from The Evangelical Atheist:

"My views on morality are based on the theory of evolution; if it helps the species survive, then it’s a good thing. It’s all a matter of altruism and selfishness, I think."

The incentive is to keep the gene--or the species--alive.

At 9/30/2005 8:16 PM, Blogger El Penguino said...

well i guess a lot of people would go crazy if no one was watching, strangley enough its all those god obsessed rednecks who end up doing that stuff, i wouldnt tho, thats juist cause im a good person, not that im a godobsessed redneck or anything...

At 9/30/2005 11:32 PM, Blogger Pixelation said...

You're lucky I like you Seth, else I'd take your evolutionary morality theory to its logical conclusion. Coming up with a logical and consistent ethical theory is hard work. Trust me, my Ethics teacher blasts every theory I have out of the water. It's really quite fun to watch.


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