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Offline John

morality?
« on: May 10, 2014, 11:38:31 PM »

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came across this post:-
http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2014/05/07/why-dont-we-trust-atheists/
what struck me was the research that shows, if we're exposed to reminders of our morality, we're far less likely to act immoraly than if we're not exposed to it.
For the Christian with regular hereing of preaching and regular reading of the bible our exposure to moral rules/expectaion is high
Just how much does this actually affect you?
http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2014/05/07/why-dont-we-trust-atheists/



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Re: morality?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 12:06:04 AM »
I think its more complex than that, everyone is an individual

Sometimes those brought up in Christian families can go completely the other way and behave completely immorally just to counter balance their lives and get back at what they perceive as their "religious upbringing"

Some may be brought up in the toughest and roughest places , yet turn out to be the complete opposite of their upbringing and leaving all that behind

Some may have different morals to others, regardless of teaching

Offline John

Re: morality?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 02:32:56 PM »
Yes we are individuals and unless taught otherwise adopt the morality of our peers. What this research shows is those people who were reminded of there morality were less likely to do something against there moral code. Not that a reading of the 10 commandments turn them into robots, but a reminder of the bankers code of conduct made them more likely to complie with that code.

The author is showing that reqular exposure to ones code of conduct does make one conform to that code. The question is then raise how do those whos' morality is determined by their peers or the media regulate their conduct.


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