Religion and Morality

This paper discusses the impact of modern society’s loss of morality as a weakening influence on church and religion.

The purpose of this research is to discuss religion and morality. Religion has always been concerned with morality. Indeed, the Ten Commandments are moral commandments. Much of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ are concerned with the stand-ards of conduct by which men ought to live. At the very core of religion is the message that man must live according to the moral standards of God in order to achieve ultimate salvation. Many of the classical Greek tragedies had a religious and moral signific-ance in that they portrayed to the audience what happens if man transgresses against the laws of the gods, however incompre-hensible those laws might be to human understanding. Thus, Oedipus is doomed to expiate some unknown sin, even before his birth.
Early philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle among them/*were concerned with religion and morality. The earliest drama …