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[*] Post 497587 posted on 22-8-2015 at 16:09 Reply With Quote
Belief in God essential to morality?



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Belief in God Essential to Morality?

Many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, according to surveys in 39 countries by the Pew Research Center. However, this view is more common in poorer countries than in wealthier ones.

In 22 of 39 countries surveyed, clear majorities say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values. This position is highly prevalent, if not universal, in Africa and the Middle East. At least three-quarters in all six countries surveyed in Africa say that faith in God is essential to morality. In the Middle East, roughly seven-in-ten or more agree in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Lebanon. Across the two regions, only in Israel does a majority think it is not necessary to believe in God to be an upright person.
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[*] Post 497592 posted on 22-8-2015 at 22:19 Reply With Quote


No, Morals and Ethics can be practised without Religion as long as a person has empathy for is fellow man
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[*] Post 497594 posted on 23-8-2015 at 01:05 Reply With Quote


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No, Morals and Ethics can be practised without Religion as long as a person has empathy for is fellow man


^Well said, that man^
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