Morality and Religion

Rachel in this chapter concentrates on the most dominant concern..

Morality and Religion

Rachel in this chapter concentrates on the most dominant concern relating to the
discussion regarding morality and religion. Most of the American way of
thinking and opinions about ethics and morality is derived from the clergy
teachings. The Divine Command Theory states that good is only what is commanded
by God, this has a unique affect on the whole country’s thinking process that
behind every opinion rely moral information taken out from religion, this
practice leads us to a debate over “The Divine Command Theory” that is behind
every ethical decision, teachings of clergy is the solution rather than
personal right or wrong and this also leads to a question about how can we
verify that this teaching really came from God. Whereas Natural Law states that
good and bad comes with natural and unnatural respectively and any action which
is in harmony with the bigger picture or nature is considered to be natural and
good and all other actions defying this rule is unnatural and bad. Natural law
has to be supported by reason not mere disclosure. According to Rachel,
religious concepts are not exact or sole explanation behind moral issues facing
us though he does not rule out the Christianity beliefs. When faced with moral
issues like abortion and homosexuality in religion, Rachel argues on the basis
that is bible reliable, what does it teaches and how can it be interpreted,
sometimes religion gives conflicting guidance. In my view Rachel is right about
the validity question about the source of the religion and morality and ethical
behavior standards are not to be just accepted on religious beliefs rather
proper facts and reasons should be presented.



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