Did Morality Exist Before The Christian Religion?

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    Did morality exist before the Christian religion---did the difference between right and wrong exist before the Bible?

    If yes, how does this square with the idea that America is a Christian nation, founded upon Christianity?

    and then there is this idea...

    Did democracy exist before the United States of America?

    If yes, what examples of democracy was American democracy based on? What were these democracies founded upon if they were founded pre-Christianity?

    "It is not the Founding Fathers who established America as a Christian nation, but the conservatives of the 1950s – nearly two centuries after the fact." -National Prayer Day: The Myth of a Christian America

    "The founding fathers did not intend this to be a Christian nation."
     
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    Did Morality Exist Before The Christian Religion?

    Yes, then it was lost.
     
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    Did stupidity exist before Dante? It is a question that has perplexed social scientists for minutes. Personally, I believe it did, but it has increased substantially. Are the two connected? Probably. More research is required.
     
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    You poor child. Still suffering from hysterics? Try getting a lobotomy.
     
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    The laughter is not hysterics, it is from sniggering at your whining.... and the reps I get for pissing you off. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    true dat!

    :lol:
     
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    delusion = thinking I get pissed off at a nuisance. :cuckoo:
     
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    But.... but..... but..... if you ain't pissy, why did you neg me?

    You definitely got pissed off. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    you're revealing way too much PI here. when one does not know the motivation of another, one usually projects. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The effort toward morality, a just relationship with our fellow man, has been an ongoing project since we first stood upright. When Christianity is just another memory, like the some of the old Greek religions, we will still be wrestling with what is the most just manner in which to live with each other.

    As our power over nature, and our numbers increasing change nature, that process now includes how we are affecting our planet and the totallity of the ecological system that we depend on for our lives. this development is one of the reasons that past religions have little guidence on what we need to develop at this time. An agrian people in a sparsely inhabitated area were scarcely able to concieve of the challenges facing us today.
     

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