O.K. So, would you say that even God uses the Moral-Axiom I proposed?
(He forbids precisely those things that lead to a low quality of life.)
As a reminder: Basis of every moral
is the endeavour to increase quality of life of yourself or of other conscious beings (long term).
When I say “quality of life in the long term” should be as high as possible, I do not refer to THIS life, but to this life (on earth) plus life after death.
But you have to find out IF the religious assertions are true, before you can build up laws upon them. If you would KNOW that porn leads to hellfire, I would be to first who would promote an anti-porn law.
We originally talked if government and religion should be separated. Your argument was: You need religion because you need something where moral can be derived from. I said: No, you don’t!
I said, there is a very plausible and axiomatic moral system which works without religion. And the core idea of this moral system is the following sentence:
Moral = endeavour to increase quality of life of beings in the long term.
Indeed I would say this isn’t just a good moral system but it’s the only valid. You yourself said that even God uses it.
So, do we need religion to found laws? My answer is: If we include quality of life in life after death in our calculation, we need to know the rules of the game of life after death.
Do you know them with certainty? Do the Jehovah know them with certainty? Does science know anything about it?
I don’t know – What would you say?