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The Connection Between Religion and Morality – “A History of Western Philosophy” – Bertrand Russell

December 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Morality, Philosophy, Religion

Through association with government, the gods also became associated with morality. Lawgivers received their codes from a god; thus a breach of the law became an impiety. The oldest legal code still known is that of Hammurabi, king of Babylon, about 2100 B.C.; this code was asserted by the king to have been delivered to him by Marduk. The connection between religion and morality became continually closer throughout ancient times.

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