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Examine two critiques of the relationship between religion and morality and
evaluate their effectiveness . (40 marks)

One critique of the relationship between religion and morality is that
morality is dependent on religion. This is said to be theonomous because
humans can use their own reasoning along with God moral…

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Weakness
Morality can depend on the type of religious communities e.g
Fundamental Christians might believe that homosexuality is `wrong'
whereas a liberal Christian might not say its wrong. Therefore its
morally indecisive and suggest that religion is not the only factor
that influences right and wrong.

Strength
Divine command theory…

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Now let's examine the second part of this dilemma that (x) good is good
because it is commanded by God. nothing is good until God commands it.
This, though, raises a problem too: if nothing is good until God commands it,
then what God commands is completely morally arbitrary; God…

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