Do we really need religion to guide morality?Watch
The latter simply took and modified morals that were already present in human civilisations.
There are a few problems that are presented when we talk about “morality” as a whole, as the moral standards people hold themselves to differ from nation to nation and from person to person. However, there are certain moral standards that seem almost universal- Do not kill, forgiveness, and various others. It would be frankly false to pretend that these are not embedded into society as a general (but not exclusive) rule, and It would also be false to assume that these do not stem from religion. Some of the oldest scripture and moral teachings are of a religious nature, and although many non-religious people have never even picked up a bible or a Quran, the moral values that were introduced by religions have lived on and permeated their lives nonetheless. So, to answer question 1, Religion currently guides morality general moral standards are generally a result of religious teaching. This can be backed up with a mountain of evidence but for the sake of this response, I shan’t go into such depth.
Question 2 is a more interesting one. In order for morality to exist completely separately and unjointed to religion, it would actually have to evolve to a completely different state, in my opinion. For how could morals which have evolved from religion be claimed to be separate from it? However, current religious teachings are unlikely to affect the morality of the general atheist population, yet previous teachings clearly have affected their morality, evidenced by the fact that non-religious people generally adhere to similar moral standards to those of religious people. It is important to understand that I do not mean specific morals such as praying or vegetarianism for example, but the broader moral principles that we all hold, which keep us from killing everyone and destroying society. So, could morality evolve beyond the guiding hand of religion? Probably not, as moral standards would have to significantly change from the established principals which stemmed from religion, and this is unlikely.
The resulting answer is no one really knows because no one in thousands of years has lived in a world when religion of some sort didn't exist.
We are shaped by the world we live in. Our mindset is shaped from the beginning. We are all brainwashed to think a certain way and the brainwashing continues throughout your life.
plus there is the slight issue of who determines what morality is?
Basically the question opens up a can of worms before you even begin to answer lol
society could go on without God and his guidelines, but the morality of society will just deteriorate as it already is and lead to their own destruction. so if that's what you want then go ahead🤷.
society is already guiding morality on their own without religion anyway in my opinion.
Without God there would be no morality.
If we lacked morality human traits like kindness would not exist.
We even see these kind of behaviours in many other social animals, disproving the notion that religion is the source of morality.
Of course there would, and there is. I'm an atheist and I'm as moral as you. Have you seen any atheist bombing and killing people? Oh wait, I've seen religious people do that!
God has given you life, what's so absurd in thinking he has given you morality? The fact that you don't believe god exists doesn't mean you don't get your morality from him.