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            Someone said: "Morality is the concept of nature versus nurture." Someone also said: "Morality is Culturally Relative." In Webster's dictionary, morality is defined as "principles of right and wrong in conduct; ethics.".
             Within this world that we live on, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society.
             In religion, C. Stephen Layman said: "Morality Does Need Religion." In his essay, he clashes two views of morality: that of the secular point of view and the religious point of view. Layman starts out by defining the two different stances. The secular point of view states that there is no after life and that morality was an emergent phenomenon. Also, the only goods are those that can be found on the earth. The religious perspective states that there is life after death, and therefore the goods? One receives do not end with death. Also, morality was not an emergent phenomenon because God has always been in existence and God guides" morality.
             In our government, Members of our government in positions of authority decide everything in our lives in the form of laws which determine our behavior. One of the most important documents written by our government is the Declaration of Independence. The monarchy was taking away power from the colonists and putting more demands on. In return, the colonists declared their freedom from their tyrant. In this document, it states, "All men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The great men who wrote this down had a strong sense of morals. They believed that men were given rights by God that no one could take away.

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