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A Case For Secular Morality: Objective Morality Without …

3 hours ago A Case For Secular Morality. Objective Morality Without God. It is commonly believed especially by those of religious faith that any form of secular morality is doomed to total cultural and moral relativism where morality is regarded as nothing more than a cultural byproduct and a matter of opinion. It always seemed obvious to me at least that

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Secular Morality The Spiritual Life

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1. Main articles: Consequentialism and Utilitarianism “Consequentialists”, as described by Peter Singer, “start not with moral rules, but with goals. They assess actions by the extent to which they further those goals.” Singer also notes that utilitarianism is “the best-known, though not the only, consequentialist theory.” Consequentialism is the class of normative ethical theories holding that the consequences of one’s conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness of that...
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A Nurse’s Case for Secular Morality Utne Cure Ignorance

6 hours ago The findings of social science, when it comes to revealing the degree to which secular people can be moral without faith in God, are important—nay, essential. The survey data, statistical averages, and opinion polls summarized above provide concrete evidence concerning contemporary secular moral predilections and proclivities.

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Morality as Secular

8 hours ago Nowell-Smith, Patrick. “Morality: Religious and Secular.” The Rationalist Annual. London: Pemberton Publishing Co., 1961. There is a moral sense quiz by the Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Harvard University that provides data in support of claims that religion is not needed for morality.

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Debate: Secular Morality is Superior to Religious Morality

5 hours ago If there is a God, then a religiously based morality is objectively superior to a secular morality. If there is no God, then neither moral system is "superior" in any meaningful sense given the lack of objective moral values. Pro Case C1: Nature of the word superior.

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Showdown: God's Law Versus Secular Law. religious …

5 hours ago Showdown: God's Law Versus Secular Law. An essay donated by Susan Humphreys. Since the dawn of time, human beings have struggled with the problems that arise when the actions and beliefs of one individual or group collide with (come into conflict with) the actions and beliefs of another person or group.

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Secular Morality as Inferior

7 hours ago This is so because with secular ethics there is no fundamental motive to be Good. Others disagree and argue that a morality based on fear of punishment is a less effective morality. Religious Morality over Secular Morality. George Mavrodes: Mavrodes holds that secular ethics is too superficial. It lacks metaphysics and a basis for values and

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Religious Vs Secular Ethics: “Where Do I Get My Morality

Just Now Here I argue that a secular moral framework is the only way to understand and develop a proper moral system. Whereas religion (or God as the argument goes) not only cannot provide the foundation for morality, but actually undermines it. Broadly speaking, morality has a naturalistic foundation as we evolved as a social species that can reason.

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Secular Morality and Ethics Oxford Scholarship

950.001.00013 hours ago Perhaps no domain of secular studies has garnered as much interest as that involving comparisons and contrasts between the nonreligious and the religious in matters of ethics and morality. Indeed, there are strong stereotypes projected onto seculars reflecting concerns with how morality can be achieved in the absence of religious influences. This chapter first covers definitions and types of

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Happily Free Thinking: Religion vs. Secular Ethics: What

8 hours ago Mavrodes holds the idea that secular morality requires a being to sometimes act against its own good. If this were the case, secular morality would certainly be odd. Indeed, if many moral actions repeatedly resulted in personal loss, the obligation to act morally would be greatly overcome by an individual’s sense of concern for himself alone.

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The Irrationality of Secular Morality Credo Magazine

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Collin Boots The superiority of secular morality The

4 hours ago Religion has claimed a monopoly on morality for so long that we infidels are forced to explain ad nauseam why we think murder is morally reprehensible. I am tired of conceding the moral high ground to religion by default. Today, I want to reverse that situation and show why secular moral systems are superior to their non-secular counterparts.

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Christian Morality and Public LawThree Secular Arguments

7 hours ago There are many in Western societies who are now absolutely convinced that there should be in fact no relationship whatsoever between Christian morality and public law. For these, it is just as axiomatic that public law should be essentially secular, as it was once axiomatic to believe that it must be essentially Christian.

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Is There A Place For Morality In The Rule Of Law

8 hours ago The source of morality is usually considered to be natural law and God’s instructions through sacred documents. Morality may be religious or moral, therefore, it is a very subjective concept. There are many questions related to the relationship between law and morality and many issues that arise when faced with such questions.

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Do Secularists Have a Foundation for Morality? Answers

8 hours ago God, the Creator, has given us the Bible, His revealed Word,5 which clearly lays out what is morally acceptable and what is not. The Creator provides a firm foundation on which we can base our morality. What is more, God has placed His law in all of our hearts (Romans 2:15).

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There is No Secular Basis for Morality The Philosophy Forum

5 hours ago 7.9k. There is simply no secular basis for morality. — Ram. Might be nice if you defined morality, at least for your current purpose. Most of the world's religions hold at least a few ethical constraints in common. And of those, most predate current religions.

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Is Secular Law possible? Theos Think Tank

5 hours ago The question: is secular law possible? is a provocative question in twenty-first century Britain, a country where most people still identify themselves as Christians but are ambivalent at best about the interventions of the churches into politics. However, in order to address this question it is important to understand the different meanings which might be given to “secular”.

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Purpose, Meaning, and Morality Without God Psychology Today

3 hours agoWithout God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” –Pastor Rick Warren, in The Purpose Driven Life In the last

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Secular morality Wikipedia

6 hours ago Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. Modern examples include humanism, freethinking, and most versions of consequentialism.Additional philosophies with ancient roots include those such as skepticism and virtue ethics. Greg M. Epstein also states that, "much of ancient Far Eastern thought is deeply concerned with human goodness

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Is a Secular Morality Inherently Superior to a Religious

7 hours ago Some of the statistics are suggestive but still a work in progress, so let us instead here focus directly on the philosophical debate. Here is how the argument goes: Humans can make choices. 2. Reality gives us a standard by which we can distinguish good and bad. 3. Therefore, morality is a …

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Law and Morality

7 hours ago moral and free, it will be in the natural dictate of human reason-i.e., the natural moral law. in a universal sense and hence there exists a need for a norm or law on the particular and practical order of concrete acts: the positive law. spiritual and moral nature and his ultimate goal is union with God.

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Christian Morality and Public LawThree Secular Myths

3 hours ago Christian Morality and Public Law--Three Secular Myths. [This is Part Two of a three-part series.] Secularism rests on three myths. The first is the myth of the secular state. Secularism is not a positive construct. By its very nature, something is secular only when it denies the existence of God. Here is where Professor Audi's definition

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What is secular morality? Quora

6 hours ago Answer (1 of 10): Secular morality is really believing in a moral code and practicing it for a lifetime. It may not be obvious but for the world to be more unified and to interact in a relatively peaceful way it must have one set of human moral principles which most try to live by. All religions

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Debate Topic: Secular morality is superior to religious

4 hours ago A secular morality would be superior if it were true. My opponent has not in any way shown the truth of the latter and thus has not even begun to make a case. He has (1) said that secular morality is an imperfect system based upon some unknown moral metric and (2) said that secular morality is a superior system.

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Eternal and Natural Law: The Foundation of Morals and Law

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1. With morals and natural law under siege today, and the liberal agendas cross hairs targeting our right to voice our moral convictions, we must be prepared to defend our positions legitimacy.1 Either we accept that the foundation of morals and law lies in Gods wisdom or we become mired in the quicksand of todays relativism. For moral order to exist, there must be an objective moral law easily perceived, common to all men and obliging to all equally. Otherwise, everything would be subject to mens fantasies or to the rulers whims, leading to social chaos and tyranny. Today we witness complete scorn for any moral rule that restrains individual behavior, especially in sexual matters, and a kind of legislative/judicial dictatorship imposing unnatural laws on society. On the one hand, liberal judges approve death by starvation, abortion rights and favor the homosexual agenda while on the other hand, they remove religious symbols from public places. Without an objective moral law, social order is impossible. Therefore, an objective moral law must exist to guide human behavior, and prevent that individual freedom and the good of society be endangered. Not only must moral law be objective but also be in accordance with mans nature, that is, connatural with him. If what the law commands, forbids and allows did not resonate deep within mans conscience, the only thing keeping man from breaking the law would be the fear of the police. In that case, morality would depend entirely on the number of policemen, and each man would need a policeman to watch him a tall times. But then, as Juvenal, a pagan Roman satirist, put it, Sed quis custodietipsos custodes? But who shall watch the watchmen? Let us consider another point. All law is a manifestation of the will of a legislator who imposes, commands, forbids, permits and punishes. If the law is only a fruit of mans will, how can it be imposed upon other men? Since we all have the same nature, the will of any man is equal to that of another, and no one man can impose his will on another. Therefore, for a man-made law to bind other men, it must proceed from a will superior to mans will. For a law to be effective, it must originate in the Gods divine will. Saint Paul makes this clear when he affirms that all authority comes from God: Let every soul be subject to higher powers: for there is no power but from God: and those that are, are ordained of God. Therefore he that resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God, and they that resist, purchase to themselves damnation.2 This is the solutiona human legislator is only the representative of the Supreme Legislator, and when we obey the will of the human legislator, we submit to Gods will, not to a mans will. The law that precedes all human law is called Eternal Law. How can we prove through reason the existence of Eternal Law? Human positive law must be based on natural law, and not on anyones whims, popular consensus or historical circumstances. When positive law is not based on natural law, it is not a true law. We are not obliged to obey it, and sometimes cannot obey it, as in Antigone. If we deny in theory or in practice the objectivity of moral law, we transform the moral act into a mere personal choice. Many declare, It is my conscience that decides what a moral act is. It is true that conscience guided by reason judges whether something is good or bad, but to judge correctly conscience must apply correct moral principles, which are the objective norms that must guide our actions. In other words, personal conscience does not create the norm of morality: it only applies the moral rules embodied in the natural law. Slowly but surely, to use Professor Corrêa de Oliveiras metaphor, more and more people are getting off the train of Revolution and turning toward the ideals of Counter-Revolution. More people are longing for something they have never really known: Christian Civilization. There is a widespread notion that we must return to the basics, to the essentials of life, to the Eternal Law and natural law, to the Truth. In a word, people are beginning to long for the promise of Our Savior, And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.13 And since without grace we can do nothing, what could be better than to resort continuously to Our Lady, who the Church calls, seat of the Incarnate Wisdom and throne of the Divine Word Himself?

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The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos Sam Harris

4 hours ago The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos. Back. May 1, 2006. One cannot criticize religious dogmatism for long without encountering the following claim, advanced as though it were a self-evident fact of nature: there is no secular basis for morality. Raping and killing children can only really be wrong, the thinking goes, if there is a God who says it is.

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Is The United States A Secular Nation Law

8 hours ago 9 hours ago Secular Law – Humanist Positive Law Secular law approaches legal theory from a belief in human reason known as legal positivism. In its strict sense, legal positivism claims that the state is the ultimate authority for creating law. Because God is a myth and natural law a legal fiction, we must rely on human reason to discern what

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The Problem With Secular Morality… – Blogging Theology

4 hours ago A short extract from Nietzsche on the problem with secular morality…. A great quote! At least secular morality, in contrast to Sharia, makes non-Muslims and Muslims equal before the law and doesn’t expose non-Muslims to charges of blasphemy or other religious laws that are designed to intimidate and ostracize them.

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Secular Morality Rules List Religious Forums

5 hours ago 24. I have not been angry without good reason. 25. I have not hindered the flow of running water. 26. I have not wasted any running water. 27. I have not polluted the water or the land. 28. I have not used God’s name in vain. 29. I have not despised or angered God. 30. I have not stole from God

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Moral Arguments for the Existence of God (Stanford

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1. Before attempting to explain and assess moral arguments for theexistence of God, it would be helpful to have some perspective on thegoals of arguments for God’s existence. (I shallgenerically term arguments for God’s existence “theisticarguments.”) Of course views about this are diverse, but mostcontemporary proponents of such arguments do not see theistic argumentsas attempted “proofs,” in the sense that they are supposedto provide valid arguments with premises that no reasonable personcould deny. Such a standard of achievement would clearly besetting the bar for success very high, and proponents of theisticarguments rightly note that philosophical arguments for interestingconclusions in any field outside of formal logic hardly ever reach sucha standard. More reasonable questions to ask about theisticarguments would seem to be the following: Are there validarguments for the conclusion that God exists that have premises thatare known or reasonably believed by some people? Are the pr...

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Law and Morality Principles Summary Free Law Essays

7 hours ago Law and Morality Principles Summary. Sir John Salmond described the law as ‘the body of principles recognised and applied by the state in the administration of justice’. They are a set of rules and boundaries that are established by authorities which must be obeyed, otherwise, a sanction may be given. Morals are beliefs, values and

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The Cybernetic Indian: A Case for Secular Morality

6 hours ago At the end of The History of God, Karen Armstrong postulates that Monotheism can no longer serve the spiritual needs of the future world, but leaves unaddressed the question of a practical replacement. In The Cybernetic Indian: A Case for Secular Morality, David Stanley proposes that we become the architects of our own destiny.

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What differentiates secular morality from religious

2 hours ago Answer (1 of 13): Honestly, not much. Most secular ideas and philosophies are rooted out of religious backgrounds. Even the enlightenment era where people started to ignore religion; their philosophical and moral values remained constant. Most people however, believe our supposed logical thinkin

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Ethics Without Gods American Atheists

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1. It is hard to believe that even intelligent and educated people could hold such an opinion, but they do! It seems never to have occurred to them that the Greeks and Romans, whose gods and goddesses were something less than paragons of virtue, nevertheless led lives not obviously worse than those of the Baptists of Alabama! Moreover, pagans such as Aristotle and Marcus Aurelius – although their systems are not suitable for us today – managed to produce ethical treatises of great sophistication, a sophistication rarely if ever equaled by Christian moralists. The answer to the questions posed above is, of course, “Absolutely not!” The behavior of Atheists is subject to the same rules of sociology, psychology, and neurophysiology that govern the behavior of all members of our species, religionists included. Moreover, despite protestations to the contrary, we may assert as a general rule that when religionists practice ethical behavior, it isn’t really due to their fear of hell-fire and...

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Morality, Religion, and the Natural Law Iona Institute NI

7 hours ago The natural law position in morality that is adopted by the Church is not one that depends on revelation for its cogency, nor does one even have to believe in God in order to accept that position. Indeed significant defenders of the natural law have explicitly stated that it can be known by all without recourse to God; so for instance John

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Secular morality The Philosophy Forum

3 hours ago 2.7k. So the problem secular morality faces, is, I think, that it is the successor of religious moralities where morality was founded in metaphysics, with God as the pinacle of that metaphysics. Every tradition not only had it's prescriptive rules, but also it 'discriptive' myth where the morality

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Secular Law AllAboutWorldview.org

9 hours ago Secular Law – Humanist Positive Law Secular law approaches legal theory from a belief in human reason known as legal positivism. In its strict sense, legal positivism claims that the state is the ultimate authority for creating law. Because God is a myth and natural law a legal fiction, we must rely on human reason to discern what is legal.

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Law versus Morality as Regulators of Conduct

4 hours ago Law versus Morality as Regulators of Conduct 231 that comports with moral rules, so described, will be called good, and behavior that deviates from the rules will be called bad.5 (Moral rules may sometimes differ among subgroups of a population.

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Relationship Between Morality and the Law

8 hours ago There are three main theories which deal with law and morality. Firstly the liberal view known as the Harm to others; principle expounded by John Stuart Mill in 1859.fn3 Mill thinks that the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised society against his will is to prevent harm to others.

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Where Does Morality Fall In The Universal Dimension Law

2 hours ago Law and Morality Christian Research Institute. 7 hours ago Law and morality share the function of governor — morality for those with self-control and self-restraint, law for those without it. Morality and law are like the two banks of a river, the river in this case being human action and the passions and desires …. Preview / Show more . Posted in: Sea Law Show details

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Good God : The Theistic Foundations of Morality by Jerry L

1 hours ago "Good God provides a spirited defense of the claim that morality requires God as its foundation. The authors provide powerful reasons for rejecting the usual philosophical objections to this view, and a strong case for the advantages of their view over secular rivals.

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Is "Secular Morality" an Oxymoron? ~ The Imaginative

7 hours agoSecular morality” is an oxymoron because secular and morality are mutually exclusive by their natures: One is grounded in the temporal, and the other is grounded in the timeless. It is an illicit marriage. It denotes the inversion of reality that accompanies the denial of the Creator’s authority. It is the attempt to make wine into water.

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Law and Morality Legal Services India

8 hours ago In the cases where morality shadows a good and beneficial effect on the society, there if required, law could be used to enforce that positive morality. For example, in the case of International Humanitarian Laws, certain moral standards are also recognized as a part of law or in another illustration that, all religious and moral norms say not

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Law, Liberty, and Christian Morality

7 hours ago Law, liberty, and Christian morality KYLE SWAN Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore, 3 Arts Link, Singapore 117570 Abstract: There is a long liberal political tradition of marshalling arguments aimed at convincing Christians that distinctively Christian reasons for issuing coercive laws are not sufficient to justify those

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MORALITY OF LAW Revised edition

5 hours ago THE MORALITY II THAT MAKES LAW POSSIBLE [A] law which a man cannot obey, nor act according to it, is void and no law: and it is impossible to obey contradictions, or act according to them. -Vaughan, C. J. in Thomas v. Sorrell, 1677 It is desired that our learned lawyers would …

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What Is the Relationship Between Law and Morality?

7 hours ago According to Western Kentucky University, morality consists in what is naturally the right thing to do, whereas law is the civil codification of public conceptions of morality. People make laws according to their beliefs of good and evil, right and wrong. Laws either have the goal of promoting good behavior or punishing undesirable behavior.

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Is a Secular Morality Inherently Superior to a Religious

1 hours ago Religious moralities tell us that we humans are ignorant of morality until a god tells us what morality is. But if we are ignorant of morality, then we are in no position to judge whether what the god is telling us is good or bad. On the other hand, if we are able to judge for ourselves whether the god’s sayings are good or bad, then we must

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God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

665.001.00013 hours ago There has been a revival in theistic ethics within mainstream contemporary moral philosophy. The characteristic methodology of this revival is to proceed by asking whether there are features of moral norms that can be adequately explained only if we hold that such norms have some sort of theistic foundation. But this methodology, fruitful as it has been, is one-sided.

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Is there a case for secular morality without God?

A Case For Secular Morality Objective Morality Without God It is commonly believed especially by those of religious faith that any form of secular morality is doomed to total cultural and moral relativism where morality is regarded as nothing more than a cultural byproduct and a matter of opinion.

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Ethical principles held primarily by the followers of Christianity have influenced the development of U.S. secular law. As a result, Christian moral law and secular law overlap in many situations. For example, murder, theft, prostitution, and other behaviors labeled immoral are also illegal.

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Objective Morality Without God. It is commonly believed especially by those of religious faith that any form of secular morality is doomed to total cultural and moral relativism where morality is regarded as nothing more than a cultural byproduct and a matter of opinion.

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Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. Modern examples include humanism, freethinking, and most versions of consequentialism.

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