The Moral teachings of religion
Religion and morality is the affiliation between religious opinions and morals. Most of the religions have value structures regarding individual behavior meant to direct believers in determining amid right and wrong (Wainwright 25). Religion started from way back and thus, can be categorized into ancient, indigenous and modern religions. The commonly known modern religions include the Judaism’s, Islam’s Sharia, Canon Law, Buddhism’s, Catholicism’s and Zoroastrianism’s among others.
These frameworks are defined and interpreted by different sources such as orals, holy books, religious leaders and written traditions. Faith in God is perceived by many to be obligatory for moral behavior. Majority of people believe religious habits to be beautiful, conducive to religious experiences and serene.
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There exist many religions whereby each of us can choose from, with many sources to learn from such as the holy bible and religious leaders. In addition, faith in God is perceived by many to be obligatory for moral behavior. Although many believe that religion goes hand in hand with morality, studies have shown that is not the case. It has been depicted that, morality is not dependent upon religion. Nevertheless, our work in exposing the conflict between religion and morality will, perhaps reserve temporarily the liberty to think.
Wainwright, William J. Religion and Morality. Aldershot [u.a.: Ashgate, 2009. Print.
Musschenga, Albert W. Does Religion Matter Morally?: A Critical Reappraisal of the Thesis of Morality’s Independence from Religion. Kampen: Kok Pharos, 2005. Print.