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How do I know what is right and wrong without a religious baseline?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 12 Jan 2010

There are plenty of ways of working out what is right and wrong.

One of the easiest is, no doubt, with a religious system: you can either consult the religious books to see what God does and does not approve of, or ask a respected member of the community, for instance a priest in a Christian community.

However, there are ways of assessing right and wrong in non-religious contexts too: how does something make you feel, is it the sort of thing that is good for society or bad for it, and so on. Acts that make you feel uncomfortable and you feel innately are wrong and would not be good for society are a good baseline for what is wrong.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 12 Jan 2010
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