Standard
Religious Morality
Universal Morality
Murder
Unacceptable because it is a sin
Unacceptable, as it
inflicts great harm to the
individual and is fully
contrary to the common
good
Extra-Marital Sex
Unacceptable because it is a sin.
Ill-advised in most cases
because the likely
consequences of great
emotional harm to self
and others.
Theoretically such
behavior could have
neutral effect if all
parties involved consent
to well established
parameters. Such would
be the rare case
however. It would be
wise to consider the
religious stance the
practice was originally
forbidden relative to the
certainty with which the
activity results in great
harm.
Theft
Unacceptable because it is a sin.
dirt
Unacceptable because
it disrespects and harms
the individual while
diminishing the  very
social structures to
which he himself relies
upon for protection
Vengeance
Unacceptable because one must
learn to "turn the other cheek".  And
yes, it is a sin
dirt pile
Unacceptable as
responding 'in kind'
inevitably escalates the
nature of conflict.
Responding in a
peaceful manner often
results in a
re-evaluation of conduct
by the offender. A
commitment to Peace
will always have a
significant positive effect
for a greater humanity.
The Religion/Morality Contrast
In actuality, the standards of a UM derived from the relevant benefit/detriment to
humanity closely resemble the standards espoused by most religions. To illustrate,
consider the comparative interpretations relevant to the following issues:

Murder, Sex, Theft, Vengeance
Universal Morality
In these few examples, the contrast between RM and UM
draws distinction primarily from the agenda served by
commission as opposed to a significant difference in
application. It is hard to find fault with most of the moral
applications associated with religion.
The question would be
as to whether the individual is authentically liberated or is
unnecessarily constrained through the application of these
standards.

To its detriment, religion often fails to acknowledge the
original legitimate reasoning associated with any given moral
stand. As a result, the disciple of religion often lacks a multi-
dimensional understanding pertaining to the moral standards he/she would
claim to own. Morality then becomes largely defined through compliance with
doctrine as opposed to a derivation originating from reasoning and individual
choice.

As a collective human soul continues to evolve, so too will the institution of
religion. Over time the two entities will eventually merge. The result will be an
increased awareness of continuity between the natural and spiritual realms.
What once was moral compliance will become individual moral
understanding. That which once valued uniformity will then become a bridge
in the appreciation of human differences...just as nature and Creation
intended.
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A universal morality

applicable to all

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The question would be as to whether the individual is authentically liberated or is unnecessarily constrained through the application of these standards.