The relationship between morality and religiosity

978 WordsJun 21, 20184 Pages
Religiosity and morality stood out because it is a controversial topic that is compelling to learn about. Everyday life can be affected by these two factors in a positive or negative light. People do not usually think about the morals they obtain and where their morals came from. Researching this topic and understanding the relationship between these two issues will provide a better, clearer view of how people respond in different situations. The relationship between religiosity and morality are contingent on one another. Researchers show that growing up in a religious home can indicate positive growth with good morals. There are always exceptions to that theory though. Plenty of so called “religious people” are far from possessing good…show more content…
A theory, in the study, shows that the youth possessed a greater impression of moral identity, which motivated them to relate positively to others. In a different study, it would seem there could be no compromise on issues that people see in a moral or religious light. To compromise would threaten a person’s belief between what is right or wrong and what is good or evil. When there is no compromise to be reached, this is where the important role of the law comes into place. Legal intervention is sometimes the only way to solve these disputes. For example, topics such as abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, etc., are controversies that can only be solved by legal authorities. Most people feel one has a commitment to obey legal authorities but that does not mean abandon one’s own moral and religious beliefs. Instead, one’s beliefs help to decide if one wants to respect and accept decisions made by the authorities. Although one might not agree with a court’s decision, there is still a certain amount of appreciation of the courts legitimacy. One’s moral or religious views may strengthen or diminish the way one feels about authoritative decisions. Another study shows that religiosity has an informal affiliation to pro-social conclusions which include greater moral behavior, self-control, and helpfulness. It is said that religiosity can help reinforce the strength of a community. Religious people are less likely to depend on vices such as drug
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