December 2013

The Moral Temperature: All Morals Come from Mutually Beneficial Behavior

Submitted by Mathijs Koenraadt on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 21:38

Where do morals come from? For Christians, morals come from divine law, which implies that what is good or evil is the arbitrary decision of a central authority or “God”. In Confucianist spirituality, which offers no place for a central authority or “God”, morals stem from the social relationships between people - impossible, according to Western religion. But Confucianists are closest to the truth: human moral, what is right or wrong, comes from mutually beneficial behavior.