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            Personal morals, values and conscience are attributes that we have and make each one of us unique. The question being raised in this paper is one morally free to ignore your conscience. I will show you throughout this paper that you are not morally free to ignore your conscience. I think this because (1) your conscience is derived directly from your morals and because (2) a higher power has placed our conscience in our spiritual mind. .
             Each person throughout childhood and into early adulthood develops morals that are individually theirs. These morals come from our parents, school and from our social interactions with others. Each individual has different morals. Morals are the foundation of how we function as individuals. It is morals that provide us with feelings of good and correctness. However, when we know that we have done something wrong, it is our morals that make us feel guilty. That feeling is our conscience. For example, if someone's morals were against the killing of animals, their conscience would make them think twice before going hunting. As we go through life, each one of us will come across a time when our conscience will remind us that what we were about to do or say is wrong. Our conscience materializes in our minds only when we have gone against our personal basic morals. Therefore, the relationship between morals and conscience is essentially seamless. .
             The Webster dictionary definition for the word conscience is "the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good." This definition only addresses what goes on in the mind. Our conscience is not a material being, it has been placed in our spiritual being by a higher power. God placed a conscience in each human creature to provide him or her with a way to judge between right and wrong.

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