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Can religion or a state ever be ethical ?

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Can religion or a state ever be ethical ?

Post by detail » June 11th, 2019, 9:09 am

Thomas Paine once said:

My country is the world,
and my religion is to do good.

Is there not undoubtable a direct connection of religios and state moral with supression ?
Can anybody judge against a moderate nihilism , asserting others as well as oneself the
right to live?

We all know that ethics tries to evoke moral values for the society, how can anybody assure
that this doesn't end up in submission to psychological terror?

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Re: Can religion or a state ever be ethical ?

Post by LuckyR » June 14th, 2019, 12:56 am

You've lost me. Since religions and governments are large groups (by definition) how could they not possess ethical standards? That's what they do.
"As usual... it depends."

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