Does Morality Depend on Religion?

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Does Morality Depend on Religion? Are right and wrong only this way because God commanded it? This is very relavent considering a majority of our country are "believers". A lot of things in the Bible are great things to live by. I can't say that I believe that everything that is written in the Bible are things that we can live by in our day and time. The Bible speaks of numerous things that we should or shouldn't do. But, it is very contridictory of itself on several occasions. The Bible was written by man, interperating what God was commanding them to write. Many books of the Bibile were omitted. So, for me, I can't follow something fully that was picked apart by men who felt that certain things weren't to be published. So not everything that God had written was allowed to be read by his followers. I agree with Rachels when he says that "morality is independant of religion". Yes there may be some correlation between the two but in my opinion, they stand alone. This is relevent to me because I, and I'm sure I'm not alone in my thoughts, battle with this concept daily. Why should I have to act the way this book says I should act when it's an interperation? I live by what I feel is right and wrong without hurting anyone or anything, or breaking any man-made laws. I don't believe this makes me a bad person. Am I different and out of the box with my spiritual views, yes. I do agree with a few things in the commandments. I believe "Thou shall not kill" , "Respect thy mother and thy father", "Respect thy neighbor", etc. I believe there is a God and that there may be something after this life be it Heaven or another mortal life here on earth. What I don't believe is that we have to build our morals from commands that were written by a man 2,000 years ago whom God told them to write. Most of the Bible is taken out of context for people to form it to their…...

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