Wow. Your reading comprehension proble is FAR worse than I thought. You need to seek professional help.KiMare wrote:
By your reasoning, there are no moral laws apart from the Hebrew. Even by your assertion, only the Jews would be under those laws.
I'm assuming that you agree, the only law in existence apart from a religious moral code is the law of the jungle. Anythings goes.
To repeat what I posted above:
1) Only the children of Israel are under the Laws of the God of the Bible.
2) Other peoples have their own Gods, and those Gods handed down moral laws for Their people to follow.
3) Morality exists separate from the laws given by the Gods.
Plenty of religions gave good laws. I will agree that the Torah certainly seems to have longevity, more so than many other religions... the Jews have worked very hard to maintain those laws through much hardship. Of course, having the xians and muslims kill off as many competators as possible didn't hurt.No religion gave laws like those given to the Jews. Or had the profound and long lasting effect.
Well, you are right about one thing, you certainly are sorry. For a moral person, following that morality is never an option, regardless of the source of that morality. The fact that this continues to elude you only shows that you are seriously lacking in moral maturity. You need the threat of a sky daddy's punishment to get you to do the right things; a truly moral person does the right thing simply BECAUSE it is the right thing.You are confusing morality with ethics.
Ethics are a choice that only holds validity if you can't get away with pure selfishness.
The whole point of morality, is that it is not an option.