Re: correction

Posted by True on Feb 04, 2004 at 04:12

Re: correction (Pasti)

I think I understand what you are getting at. I think that the concepts of good vs. bad or right vs. wrong are subjective and arise separetly from religion. A thing is good or bad to an individual or group based on cause and effect. If the effect of an event or behavior causes a person or a group of peoople to feel that the event is benificial to their survival then the chemicals in their brain or brains tell them. Then we put a label on the different physical responses that we feel- good or bad , right or wrong, beneficial or detrimental. If this is the case then ethics should be able to exist apart from religion.

However religion can put a definiton on what is right and wrong also. That's why people can agree or disagree on what a particular religion holds as ethical behavior.

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