This is our second discussion: Is religion society's morality developer, keeper, and enforcer? Religion has always had close ties with culture and also government, with the exception of our country. Is it religion's role to establish a cultural morality (what is allowed) and to have everyone follow that for the good of society (culture and government)?
This is an interesting question as we have observed cultural norms and religious norms diverge in our lifetime. And yet, some religions still hold out a standard that it enforces (even Christianity).
So what role does religion play in civic morality? It would be interesting to hear what everyone has to say.