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Religious and Moral Reasoning

Religious and moral reasoning are relatively the same thing when we compare it to the use of a reason as a way of knowing. First of all, we can say that our knowledge and logic especially as humans may sometimes be not enough. We cannot understand everything especially on intangible things and the humans are limited by their qualities that are present in people such as close-mindedness of some, lack of time to properly think for others or simply the inability of the person to comprehend because of lack of competency in the intelligence aspect. Thus, we can say that humans are limited, and we can say that logic and reasoning is very dependent on humans, therefore, logic and reasoning aren’t good ways of knowing when it comes to religion and morals where it relies heavily on things that are intangible.

The main strength of religious and moral reasoning is because it relies heavily on instinct and emotion. Logic and reasoning may be good when it comes to understanding objects that we can touch and experiment, that is the natural sciences and mathematics, but when it comes to more debatable and possibly opinionated, since there is no concrete generalized standard, religious and moral reasoning comes in. What happens when we use religious and moral reasoning is that the person allows more of his self to come in, his opinions that may have been influenced by his feelings. It becomes a more personal understanding of something and thus, since more personal, we may say the person learns to understand that certain thing better. The moral reasoning also includes a few morals that are inherently correct, although logic cannot explain it. Emotion plays  a part in this kind of reasoning, and thus, intangible aspects start becoming easier to touch and understand.

However, what may be hard is since it provides an opinionated reasoning, different people have different reasonings or explanations. We create different answers and thus, we may say it is not standardized, and thus, is constantly debated upon (excluding the few morals that are inherently correct). We can say that different experiences influence people differently and at different extents that may cause a greater barrier to connecting what people believe in.

I believe there is no kind of reasoning that is superior. When it comes to the tangible aspects, logic and reason may be used. However, when it comes to intangible aspects such as what is right or wrong, the moral and religious reasoning comes in. Balancing also two sides may also need moral and religious reasoning to conclude. There are no absolute better reasoning. It is, although cliche, depends on the situation.


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