Does morality stem from the Ten Commandments, and by extension the Bible in general?

Posted by: PinValentine

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No; Allow me to explain.

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Yes; allow me to explain.

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PinValentine says2015-05-19T02:30:05.2540708-05:00
If you base your morals on the Bible rather than out of your own judgment, then you are not moral. If you do anything based on reward or fear of punishment, then you are not a moral person.
blackkid says2015-05-19T09:52:14.4534379-05:00
^ Saying that and actually reasoning for that are totally different things.
Bragxnxall says2015-05-19T14:15:12.2171780-05:00
Seeing as the bible was created during a time where humans were still trying to find out their purpose, and what is moral and immoral, of course you would say that the bible gave morals. However, I believe that without the bible, humans eventually would think and see why it's beneficial for the whole population to have standards and rules, as it's in our nature to survive and help our species survive.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-20T14:45:39.0728577-05:00
@PinValentine Hmm ... No one can be a moral person then. How bleak.
Midnight1131 says2015-05-20T14:58:42.9034633-05:00
Well, being "a moral person" is a pretty subjective term. No set of morals are believed to be good by every single person.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-20T15:11:42.8872627-05:00
Yeah sure ... If what they 'believed' to be moral is what made it moral. Thats not the case. What people believe to be moral is irrelevant. Nature sorts out the ones that believe falsely. What it (nature) does is the only thing you can truly base good off of and be right about it in the end ... Because it always wins in the end.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-20T15:13:20.1083323-05:00
Everyone who poses as being moral and is generally labelled immoral or finds life too much a struggle is very likely interpreting natural law incorrectly.

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