• I'm a Christian so I'd better believe it.

    There needs to be a plumline to compare morals to. How can one be moral in a relativistic society since most people define a moral by their own standard. Some people think that certain things are okay and that difference causes problem to most people. Using Christianity and the bible sets one universal law for us to follow

  • Yes. Yes. Yes

    In order to even talk about what is or isn't moral there has to be "good" and "evil", a moral law. In order for there to be morality there must be a transcendent moral law giver. The reason this is necessary is because all questions of morality are either raised by a person or about a person, so something above a "person" has to give this law. Like I mention in order to talk morality you have to accept evil and good. For there to be evil there has to be good, for there to be good there must be a moral law giver. The idea of morality presupposes God. Morality is borrowed from the Christian world view. So ya I'd say you need Christianity to debate morality, though I would rephrase the question slightly. Maybe "Is the Christian worldview necessary to have morality in the world?".

  • Morality is earned, not handed out freely for being Christian.

    We all like to say we are good people with morals, loyalty and trust. The fact is we also all know that is not always true. Sometimes I believe the mention of churches, religions and Christianity is used to create an automatic God-like, therefore right image. Once we involve Christianity in debates, we then need to access which type of Christianity is needed. The religions left out will feel bias because they were not chosen.

    The idea is, morality is normally taught at home, school and maybe church. If you did not start learning what it means at an early age, being Christian certainly is not going to teach you differently than what you learned at home. You are a product of your parents and live as such. Everyone has a pretty specific meaning of morality in mind, we do not need to debate what it is, or have it deemed right or wrong by Christians.

  • No, The Religion Is Not Needed For Such A Debate

    If you were going to debate Christian morality, then yes it would be needed. However, the question seems to assume that Christianity is the only form of morality out there. Even some of the more alternative pagan religions still have a hard code of ethics to go good by others and your community.

    Posted by: rpr
  • No, we do not need Christianity to debate morality.

    Morality is not entirely a man constructed idea, but it does not require religion. Evolutionary, mortality is a set of rules which help the species to survive. Animals demonstrate their own versions of morality; they do not tend to kill each other for no reason. Ironically, no animals are Christian.

  • I support Christianity, but morality exists without it.

    Moral arguments were conducted long before Christianity was formed. Just look at some of the Greek literature that still exists. The works are rife with arguments for and against certain ways of thinking and moralities. To believe that Christianity is the only source of morality is ignorant, even as a Christian. Not to mention that much of the morality of Christians developed from Judaism.

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smokinwyld says2013-03-07T16:48:27.977
Morality is about right and wrong which is arrived through reasoned thought by people who care about life, liberty, and happiness. People may come to that conclusion through faith, even though faith has nothing to do with morality except as an excuse to justify deeds that harm those who do not have the faith they do. Not that religion for hypocrites, but that those who claim their religion and faith is the basis for their morality usually are mistaken. Faith has nothing to do with the determination of morality because morality is a reasoned deduction that there is a such thing as human dignity, pride to life, right to be free, and to enjoy your life as much as you put the effort to make your life enjoyable and meaningful. A religion can follow these same morals and teachings and many do. Some types of belief systems spouted as morality should be questioned because they are not morals, but ideals which we want the world we live in to have. Ideals which are pretty, but in reality are ineffectual. Faith in the ideals of a religion can provoke someone to betray their morals, they may even justify the hypocrisy.