”Morality and religion are separate.” Discuss.(10)

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b) ”Morality and religion are separate.” Discuss.(10)
It could be argued that morality and religion are in fact separate. Kant argued that personal autonomy is a must. Autonomy is something that is independent from religion. Its principles are justifies on the basis of reason and experience without reference to religious concepts. He argues that doing “something because God tells me to” is not autonomous. We surely must remain as autonomous beings, rather than be controlled by something external.

Furthermore, whether an action is right or wrong cannot depend on whether God says it is right or wrong. The morality of any action should be judged on the act itself, as Kant would argue. A utilitarian would also argue that God can have no influence on morality, morality being based

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