Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

Should moral codes be updated to take into consideration new circumstances or contemporary approach?

Tags: religion & spirituality, moral codes, contemporary approach
Asked by truth exposed, 25 Jan '13 07:50 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (9)

 
1.

If what is meant has to do with updating the fundamental principals or foundations of the moral code then the answer is definitely no. If what is meant by this is the extension of the application of the moral code or adapting the application not the principle then the answer is yes. When we talk about the fundamental injunctions as explained in the Quran and the sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad the source of this information is revelation which comes from God. If any human being says that we are more up to date than God this means they are claiming knowledge that exceeds the knowledge of God. The point that is to be made is that the basic principals that come from revelation are not bound to time. No human being, no institution religious or otherwise, no group of scholars can meat in a convention and decide to do this or that. Indeed if we open the door for this kind of relativism of our moral principals then if peoples biases and deviations go down a certain way then we the ...more
Answered by z, 25 Jan '13 07:51 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

Yes, codes should change on moral path towards changing contemporary society or approach.
Answered by Meghna B, 25 Jan '13 08:38 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Humanitarian moral codes which are devised for the welfare of humanity never need any updation or amendment....but some prejudiced codes in the guise of morality needs to be updated with the passage of time....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 25 Jan '13 08:20 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

The whole universe and human life is constantly changing... our laws and codes have to keep pace.. lest they become redundant and useless!
Answered by Shunmugham, 25 Jan '13 08:14 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

Certain things cannot be undated since they are eternal truths of Nature. Just as we will always need oxygen to survive, no matter how modern we become, certain moral codes will always have their relevance.
Answered by Vikram, 25 Jan '13 07:55 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

Yes,true
Answered by anil garg, 18 Oct '13 07:29 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
7.

Qur'an since its inception not even a single dot or coma is manipulated and yet even today is the best Holy book for art of living and many scientist got their clue to their thesis through Qur'an such is the divine book it is.
It is not based on simple Mythology which children enjoy to read like story
Answered by jameel ahmed, 25 Jan '13 09:33 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
8.

Yes
Answered by tanuja, 25 Jan '13 08:08 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining