Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Religion Without a Moral System

I have found however, that it is difficult for me to understand (grok?) the attraction to faiths that do not have a wide-reaching moral structure incorporated in them. In Judaism, the connection between morality and religion is almost inseparable. Every behavior that could be considered positive or negative can (and is) examined in a religious context. Yet frequently here, I see people saying that their religion has no bearing on their views regarding charity, mercy, sexuality, etc. What attracts folks to religions that do not address these moral questions? Is it simply a desire for contact with the Divine? What's going on?

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