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Law Religion and Ethics

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Started: 5/14/2013 Category: Religion
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MissUnique

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What unifies Law religion and ethics? Which is more important? Why do we need them in our daily life?
iArgueForFun

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Law, religion, and ethics.

Laws are sets of rules that we humans have made for thousands of years to keep people in check, to control the people. Ethics are rules that are not necessarily laws, but if broken, they are frowned upon by the vast majority of society.

Religious rules are set by many holy books, and many of these rules are vastly different in each book.

For instance, in the bible it frowns upon working on the Sabbath (Sunday for Christians, Saturday for Jews). And in other religions it frowns upon actually leaving the religion.

Now, these rules are rarely enforced, and often in these holy books the author leaves it to the people to deal with the ones that do break the rule.

Here is a quote from scripture.
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. -- Leviticus 20:10

Now, of course god will not strike them down with a fiery arrow of lighting, but many people have been killed over this quote by the humans that saw it said that it was bad enough for the death penalty.

In many other countries, (mostly countries where the most prominent religion is the religion of Islam) many people are put to death for adultery (it is also a law that no one commits it). And also in the Islamic religion it is OK for a grown man to marry a child. This occurrence in our western society would be frowned upon.

As you can see, the religion of the people also dictates the ethics and laws of the people. So you could say that everything is unified by religion (for better or for worse).

We don't need religion in our daily lives, just laws and strong ethics. This ensures that people are in check, and that everything is fair and balanced in life (because people can go crazy in mass numbers, riots, uprisings, etc.).

However, since religion is a prominent thing among humans, a lot of the laws and ethics come from it.

So you could say that religion was a driving force for us to develop our laws and ethics in society.

That is my stance, feel free to edit it with your opinions.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org...
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com...
http://en.wikipedia.org...
http://www.islamicity.com...

(My stance is one of agnosticism)
Debate Round No. 1
MissUnique

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iArgueForFun

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Why'd you forfeit?
Debate Round No. 2
MissUnique

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iArgueForFun

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Does this mean I win?
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