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dialm
August 3rd, 2015, 04:58 AM
That is a question.

What exactly will morality get a person?

chrysostom
August 3rd, 2015, 05:15 AM
That is a question.

What exactly will morality get a person?

it is a lousy question
you can't buy salvation
you can't earn salvation
so
stop putting words into our mouths

what did Jesus say about morality?

Jesus said to love God and our neighbor
and
that will determine whether or not He wants you around

PureX
August 3rd, 2015, 07:10 AM
That is a question.

What exactly will morality get a person?Morality is not a methodology in itself, so it doesn't "get you", anything. The term "morality" refers to the oversight of methodology relative to a set of goals or principals.

Morality doesn't get you a car. It oversees how you go about getting a car.

dialm
August 3rd, 2015, 07:45 AM
Oh ye of little faith.

It is not a lousy question. It is the number one question. Young people have a right to know what the meaning of morality is. If you can't give the meaning then maybe you should look to another past time.

The question stands:

What does morality get us?

PureX
August 3rd, 2015, 08:09 AM
So I guess your real question is "what does being 'good' get you?".

It gets you a lot of things. It gets you the realization that you are a good person. It gets you the peace and freedom of being honest with yourself and others. (A dishonest lifestyle is a lot of work and stress to maintain.) It gets you the friendship of other good people, because good people don't associate with bad people, and bad people don't associate with good people. It gets you the respect and appreciation of the people that you have to associate with, like your coworkers, and your family. And it gets you the sense of positive accomplishment as your goodness increases the well-being of world in which you live.

As you get older, you will come to appreciate these things more and more. Because a life lived in selfishness is a life lived alone, and for nothing, and in fear and resentment. While a life lived in generosity is a life lived with courage and positive purpose, and with good result.

dialm
August 3rd, 2015, 08:15 AM
So I guess your real question is "what does being 'good' get you?".

It gets you a lot of things. It gets you the realization that you are a good person. It gets you the peace and freedom of being honest with yourself and others. (A dishonest lifestyle is a lot of work and stress to maintain.) It gets you the friendship of other good people, because good people don't associate with bad people, and bad people don't associate with good people. It gets you the respect and appreciation of the people that you have to associate with, like your coworkers, and your family. And it gets you the sense of positive accomplishment as your goodness increases the well-being of world in which you live.

As you get older, you will come to appreciate these things more and more. Because a life lived in selfishness is a life lived alone, and in fear and resentment. While a life lived in generosity is a life lived with courage and positive purpose, and with good result.

To me morality is no guarantee of anything. But morality is the building blocks for society. The thing about ancient building blocks is that they were made of stone. What they did was to apply tools to the unformed stone and made something useful out if it. Much can be said about stones and tools. But the main thing is that we need both in order to live together.

PureX
August 3rd, 2015, 08:31 AM
To me morality is no guarantee of anything.Life doesn't come with guarantees. That's not how it works. But the concept and practice of 'moral behavior' certainly help societies of humans to function more effectively, and to the increased well-being of most of them.

But morality is the building blocks for society. The thing about ancient building blocks is that they were made of stone. What they did was to apply tools to the unformed stone and made something useful out if it. Much can be said about stones and tools. But the main thing is that we need both in order to live together.I don't know what any of this means.

Morality is based on a set of goals and/or principals, which are then used to govern behavioral choices. And this can be engaged in both individually and collectively.