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Author Topic: Can religion lead you to error?  (Read 11058 times)
Last Login:June 22, 2009, 01:53:25 am
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« Reply #17: May 16, 2009, 02:49:11 am »

I think the proposal is based on a false premise, that ethics can only exist in context of religion.

I've reread Crat's post, and I don't see where you're getting the "only".  Sandi paraphrased Crat's proposal: "...religion offers ethical guidance that might otherwise be lacking."  Might, I think, is the keyword here.

Crat said, "It can be very very hard to establish your own set of principles for correct behavior."  To me, "very very hard" doesn't mean "impossible".

Crat adds, "...people without the skill to develop a socially assimilable ethics of their own would tend to generate a practical hazard to themselves and others...."  I infer from this that he believes there are people with the skill to develop ethics of their own without the use of religion.

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