Religion and Morality
One thing is for sure: religions certainly play a major role in how people think about morality. In fact, religion undergirds such a vast portion of human society that it’s difficult to even imagine how we’d formulate our questions about ethics outside of religious frameworks. (Even modern secular cultures are still deeply informed by Christian language and themes.) Thorny questions like the relationship of religion and morality do accomplish one thing, though: they show that we need to understand religion if we want to understand ourselves, including our moral behavior.
Review these 15 common principles found in nearly all religions and focus on five (5) of these that relate back to the moral/ethical concepts described in your readings. Write a one paragraph response to how each of the 5 principles you’ve chosen to write about has influenced the formation of moral reasoning. There should be 5 paragraphs written for this assignment.