Is religion necessary for morality? Many would argue that morality is of divine origin – that some dine being crafted our moral sense during the period of creation or we picked it up from the teachings of organized religion. Yet, various studies have shown that, when presented with various moral dilemmas, there is no statistical difference between the responses of the religious and the non-religious. These studies provide support for the idea that we are endowed with a moral faculty that guides our intuitive judgments of right and wrong ... intuitions that reflect the outcome of millions of years in which our ancestors have lived as social mammals, and are part of our common inheritance.
Join us as we discuss whether we can create and maintain a moral society without an appeal to religion.