Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Religion and Moral Values

Richard Dawkins gives some excellant illustrations of the change in moral values over the decades. While I think he overstates his belief that moral values do not come from religion, he could make his point better if he stated that religion does not help in rapid change from one moral position to another. Organized religion supported slavery for example and was seldom on the side of women't rights. Organized religion does support long recognized moral tenets however. It does teach that it is wrong to kill, to lie, to steal. These values are ancient but must still be taught to every generation.

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