I have often observed/learned that religion is used as a moral guide/influence. Of course-- I do not dispute that religion can be applied in a way that is harmful.
Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). The philosophy of morality is ethics. A moral code is a system of morality (according to a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc.) and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code.
Edited by Sherapy, 20 February 2013 - 09:53 PM.