There is no Morality

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    Take God out the picture, take religion out the picture.

    Are all humans built with a sense of morality?

    If so, give examples. If so, prove it.

    Or is that just faith based as well...
     
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    You know religion used to require human sacrifice right?
     
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    you know states used to committ mass genocide right?
     
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    Sadly they still do.

    But perhaps I should clarify my point.

    My point is that morality isn't dependent on a god belief or religion.

    Some societies worshipped gods which demanded human sacrifice. How did they know that? The priestly caste told them so.

    Humans aren't built with a sense of morality. We were able to work out what was good for us and what was bad for us though. We did that without religion or god belief.
     
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    What is this thing, you sober people call..............morality?
     
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    well, as someone who is religious, I believe we are all born with the sense of what is right and what is wrong, whether the person is religious or not in favor of any religion.... I think we all inherited a conscience from adam and eve....who ate from the tree of the knowledge of the proverbial ''good and evil''....this 'story' in the Bible, refers to just that....we ALL have been born with this ''knowledge, this sense of what is right and what is wrong''.... NOTE! this does not exclude that we may get screwed up along the way and lose this sense of morality....
     
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    Morality is that which we believe,

    Upon the culture we receive,

    And to ourselves we do deceive,

    Forming morality we believe.
     
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    :lol::lol:

    and good morning to you too!
     
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    Good morning my freind (or evening here): oooooops, I just did some morality.

    And it feels pretty good.
     
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