ANSWERS: 4
  • Just by observing nature man can know there is a God and understand there's right and wrong.
    • Linda Joy
      I believe the Light of Christ is present in everyone until it is pushed out by sin and wickedness ( whether their own or someone else's.) I think morality is also learned when you understand what it feels like to be hurt and you can grow empathy for others and not want to hurt them. I think this happens somewhere around 3rd grade when people actually get a sense of others rather than just their self
    • Joseph Smith was a fraud and an Eisegete
      Linda, that is a lovely belief. What does God say about it in the Bible?
    • Jewels Vern
      Yeah, chapter and verse, please.
    • Linda Joy
      My personal experiences do not yet have a chapter and verse as I have not yet decided whether to write the book. But I'm pretty sure I won't be including verses. However, everything I know' for sure' (admittedly not much) was revealed to me personally by God through the Holy Ghost. .I read Scriptures for personal edification, not for weapons against others in battle. Contention is Satan's tool, and I pray I can resist the temptation to engage in this behavior. . If you came here to win a word fight or Bible battle I surrender. You win. However, since you both know the words so well, I'd like to invite you to know the author. And follow the Savior by choosing to behave as He did and love others truly with the agape love he wants us all to have one for another. And if you can't manage that yet then work on the philo love for others first. It just feels so much better than bickering!
  • Morality is learned, that's why everyone's morality is different.
    • Linda Joy
      I think it's usually a combination of both.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      I think that if you weren't taught killing was wrong, then it wouldn't be a problem with you. All of those things that we learn are "wrong" are all taught.
    • deb313
      *** Why Do We Need to Walk With God? One reason why we need to walk with Jehovah God is explained at Jeremiah 10:23: ?I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.? So we humans have neither the ability nor the right to direct our own life course. We are in desperate need of guidance. Those who insist on going their own way, independent of God, make the same mistake that Adam and Eve made. The first pair assumed the right to determine for themselves what is good and what is bad. (Genesis 3:1-6) That right simply ?does not belong? to us.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Quoting scripture doesn't change the fact that morality is subjective.
    • mushroom
      The various edicts and parables in the Bible are demonstrations of one system of morality. Obviously, the Romans and Greeks had a somewhat different view.
    • Linda Joy
      Deb313, your disguise isn't working. I know who you are. And a few others are clicking together as well. Deception is a tool of Satan. Be careful the tools you choose they can cost you credibility.
    • Linda Joy
      Mr. Conservative, thank you for broadening my view. I guess for some it might be possible to feel pain and have no inhibitions about inflicting that pain on another. Sometimes I have a tendency to see things only from my perspective because it's the only one I understand. But frankly I'm thankful I can go to a place where people choose to do what's right and truly love one another.
    • Linda Joy
      Thank you mushroom. They certainly did. But I still believe (don't know for sure) that on some level deep inside at some point in their lives they knew the truth about right and wrong and convinced themselves it was acceptable. I've done so myself many times. In fact, I'm feeling convinced today.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Shroom - good point. Looking at history, the Romans had no problem throwing Christians into the coliseum to fight lions. Nowadays, we have snowflakes that need safe-spaces to survive.
  • 6-20-2017 Morality has nothing to do with right and wrong. When two or more people live in the same area they have to adopt some rules about who does what to whom. Any such rule is called a more', French accented e pronounced "mor-ay". The adjective form is moral, and the habit of following more's is morality. More's are arbitrary: they do not have to be right, only accepted. Another group on the other side of the river might have very different more's.
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    • Jewels Vern
      Well, I'm glad we got that straightened out.
    • Linda Joy
      Thank you for educating me on more's. I'm seeing them as a possible reason neighbors eventually go to war. And why the laws of God bring peace to my heart.

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