Sunday, October 9, 2016
Morals and Religion
Morals and Religion (H3)
Religion and being morally sound have always seemed to go hand in hand in the minds of people, but I don't find that to be the most accurate statement. For my entire life religion has been an integral piece to the puzzle of myself and I have seen both some of the best and worst people inside the confines of a church. When the question of if you have to be religious in order to be morally sound came up it sparked my interest. I don't at all think you have to be religious to be a morally good person, in fact I think the exact opposite can be the case.
Religion does not create a morally good human being, religion gives a good basis for people to have good morals but it is all up to the individual. Some people who claim to be devout Christians are some of the most bigoted, spiteful people I have come across and some people who claim to be atheists are the most kind hearted people I have ever come across. I'm not saying that you do or don't have to have a religion in order to be morally sound, I think it all relies upon yourself and the decisions each individual makes for themselves. My faith has been a great standard for my morals but it ultimately comes down to the choices I make for myself and I believe that applies to every person. So in conclusion, you don’t need a religion to be a morally good person.