posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 02:02 PM
reply to post by works4dhs
I just exited a huge thread on that very subject - of where "morality" comes from
I can tell you that Christianity does NOT have a monopoly on 'morals' (the person I was debating earlier was Muslim and believed Islam was the proper
source for 'morals, along with FEAR of punishment by God).
Religion is not required, nor is faith in a higher power, to learn, internalize, and behave with morals. I do it every day - and where I live people
are friendly anyway (the Middle of the Midwestern US.)
Anyway, you're entitled to your beliefs. The Golden Rule is the only one we need - it's universal. No books, whistles, bells, incense, prayer,
uniforms, rituals, or anything else required. And frankly, it's all Christ wanted anyway.
The Dalai Lama is, in my opinion, the leader of the world in morals. Karen Armstrong is a scholar of religion and theology who deserves utmost
respect as well for her tireless work toward GLOBAL PEACE.
edit on 1-6-2013 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)