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Your beliefs on where Morality comes from?

C.S Lewis (Christian apologist) and Freud ("touchstone" to atheism) had opposing views on this topic, what are your views?


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    Apr 28 2013: Sorry if I sound strange, I think morality comes from our mortality. I think we would have been very different had we been immortal or extremely short lived. Our morality can come from purely objective view of life, the common greater good and a rather shorter life span compared to our aspirations and imaginative qualities.
    It's a pity religion hijacked it.
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      Apr 28 2013: Pabitra, what an interesting thought.

      Do you know what the holy scriptures say regarding morality?

      Let me share this with you:

      " For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves.  They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts, they are being accused or even excused."

      I have understood from reading this and discussing it with others that the scriptures appear to be saying that we humans have a built in moral code. Whether or not we attribute it to our Creator, that's a diferrent matter.

      I would ammend your last statement to read: "Some" Religions have hijacked morality.

      From many discussions with people from diferrent religious backgrounds, I have come to learn that not everyone calling themselves christians or muslims or hindus put faith in God. Many are a law unto themselves and have little respect for the word of God or for the church Fathers or church doctrine.
      Some, independent of being from a religion, have their own moral code, which they adjust accordingly each time it suits them. This is our free will at work.

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