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Ethics

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Rex, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Rex

    Rex Founder

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    How would you define your ethics (moral values) ? Did they just appear? Were you born with them? Did you learn them? Did religion teach you them?

    Where do they come from....
     
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  2. Lightkeeper

    Lightkeeper Well-Known Member

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    I have high moral values and ethics. I learned some from my parents, but mine are actually higher than theirs. I learned some from religion, but mostly it seems to come from within me. I also know that what you put out is likely to come back to you. Good ethics and morals makes for a very soft boomerang.
     
  3. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    That's hard to answer. I don't know. I would like to say I have a high peronsal standard of ethics.
    No. Most evolved over a period of time (and are still evolving as I age and learn), from research, soul searching, and reason.
    No, I don't believe so.

    Of course... some of them. It's hard not to learn some values and ethics from parents, teachers, others...

    Absolutely not. In fact, I went looking for a religion that reflected my ethics and morals because the religion I grew up in did not meet my standard of ethics or hold the same value of morals.

    Many different sources. For me, my parents and family were/are an influence, but I do hold different moral values than they, so some of my ethics came from what is imporant to me and what I feel is imporant to hold to a higher standard. And no, I do not hold any one else to this standard, only me.
     
  4. trishtrish10

    trishtrish10 Active Member

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    i was taught morals(right from wrong), although some came from within. ethics(traditions) i learned from peers, family, self, government, schools, religion, etc.
     
  5. Ceridwen018

    Ceridwen018 Well-Known Member

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    I learned mine from my parents, school and society. I took what I learned and fashioned it into a set of morals that fits me personally.
     
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