Re: Ethics

Posted by
DA Morgan on Feb 03, 2004 at 00:51

Re: Ethics (Pasti)

You an certianly have ethics without religion or theology. But whether you can have a religion or theology without ethics is quite another question.

The fact that the two are so intertwined makes it nearly impossible to separate them in most people's minds.

I would probably say that "ethical standards" are those rules of interaction, between members of a community or society, that they agree promote the well-being of the members irreguardless of their religious beliefs.

The founding fathers of the United States were, for the most part, non-religious men. There were a few exceptions but among them were not the most famous leaders of the revolution. Yet I think you'd be hard pressed to argue they were not ethical.

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