Philosophy of Religion

Chapter  9: Religion, Morality and Ethics

Section 8 Final Questions

So then there has been considerable material presented to inform a consideration of these basic questions:
  1. Does Morality depend upon religion?
  2. Are religious ethics and secular ethics similar or essentially different?
  3. What other foundation is possible for moral codes?
  4. Do non-religious (secular) ethics actually work as a foundation for morality?
  5. Can a Society sustain itself for very long without a religious foundation for its morality?
  6. Is Religion necessary for a truly moral community?
  7. Is Religion necessary for society to flourish?
  8. Is Religion necessary for the survival of the species?
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