legal...moral...spiritual

Philippines
April 29, 2012 9:42pm CST
"NOT ALL LEGAL IS MORAL, NOT ALL MORAL IS SPIRITUAL..." legal is something done in accordance to the law; moral is something done in accordance to the standards of what is good or bad for a certain belief and spiritual is something done in accordance to the teachings of God... in other words, laws would not always make something moral nor any obedience to a certain religion/belief would absolutely make something spiritual. care to give your personal stand regarding this?
3 responses
@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
30 Apr 12
I always say that you can't legislate morality, so I would have to say that morality and legality are not necessarily related. The only thing they definitely have in common is that they can be ambiguous. Laws can and do vary from place to place, and are always subject to interpretation. Religious doctrine varies between sects and divisions, and religious text is always subject to interpretation. In fact just about any words that are written and you cannot contact the author for verification can be interpreted in different ways. E.G.; "He's going to leave now." Does that mean that I am telling a 3rd party that a person is leaving of their own volition? Or does that mean I am telling a 3rd party that I (or someone else) am/is going to make the person leave by force?
• Philippines
1 May 12
yep, legality and morality aren't necessarily related; hence they are attempted to be distinguished in this post. There are some people nowadays who settle doing things just because they believe they are not violating any law without regardless if it's immoral... the worse many are acting as if they are moral yet aren't necessarily considering if they are doing things according to God's teaching... thank you for the shared opinion..:)
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@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
1 May 12
You're welcome! And may I add the interesting thing is that while a law abiding citizen is not necessarily a moral person, a moral person most likely would not break any laws. First of all the moral person who follows the Ten Commandments (if they are Christian) would not break any of the capital laws, and also that same moral person would not break common laws either. Even Jesus said to give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. Very thought provoking discussion!
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
5 May 12
Not all legal is moral but immorality is quite illegal. Not all moral is spiritual but when a person is spiritual it's more likely he's moral.
• United States
30 Apr 12
Laws of the modern civilization is different from the tribes of Irian Jaya of the Asia. What could be moral or righteous to the tribe could be totally immoral and illegal in the world of the educated. That is why, we the outsiders cannot really change the customs of these people if they choose to behead and eat their enemies. Our rules will not apply to theirs as they have their own "government" which is their tribe leaders backed by their traditional laws from the thousand of years of their existence. As a result, many "illegal" rituals around the world are done in secrecy. Spiritual laws are also set by people which goes side by side with morals. It really depends from place to place.