The Origin of Morality
Two concepts of Morality
- Does morality come from a book? Laws? Rules? Where does morality come from?
Fundamentalist Conservatives claim morality originates from a book, the Bible,
written by God, who is the ultimate source of everything. God is the origin.
One can not trace back further the origin of morality, or anything for that
matter, beyond God.
This being the case, the proper thing to do is to study the Bible to obtain
the rules of morality, and then follow the rules. As long as we follow and
abide by the rules we'll be OK.
Therefore: Morality is Obedience
Liberal Progressives are in touch with their emotions. They feel that
something is right or wrong, moral or immoral. Morality is based in the
emotions. Emotions are the origin of morality. An action is ultimately
deemed moral or immoral because we feel it is moral or immoral.
See Evolutionary Psychology in 30 Seconds
for an explanation of the emotions we evolved and why we evolved them.