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Godisone

Who determines what is right and wrong for you?

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My conscience. My understanding of the consequences of my actions. My desire to do more good than harm, and to leave this world better for my being here.

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No one but yourself and maybe your parents.

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wickedpissah

I do.

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Logic....

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you yourself or in other words your conchence (sorry my spelling is lousy)

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DolceMonserrat7

Me...

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That would be the little voice inside my head.

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sabrina4everful

God and my parents ;) ... and me but i make bad decisions lol

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Well if you are wise you should know the difference between right and wrong

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Fda

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I do. duh o_O

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I determine what is right or wrong for myself. I base this on my beliefs, faith and my conscious.

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An "Old Soul" well antiqued/traveled on "The Road" called Life.

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Howl-le-lu-yah!
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and all the Church said "Amen". Good response.
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Everyone knows whats wrong and whats right if they hold on for a seconds and think logically
And there is confusing sometime so its the time to ask ur parents or someone you trust

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Gods Holy Bible, it is full of absolute truths; all we need do is read, trust, and obey God.

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Amen!
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when i was posted as one of the top officials of my firm lots of decisions were to br taken -while doing so we have to take int o account the best interest of the co and few based on my judgement .The latter part purely comes as per your experience and the wisdom given to us-apply the same -

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Spirit Of Truth aka The Spirit
of God Who Indwells All
Who Believe/ Receive
J e s us Christ of
Naz a r e t h
K i n g of
Kings.

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I am guided by my understanding of God's direction in the Bible.

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Amen!
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Me. I own myself :P

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I like your answer.
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The outcomes determine for me, what is right or wrong.

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JamesKaeberle

My Heavenly Father,Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit and His Word.

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Amen!
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I do. Right and wrong, for the most part, is the verdict of the conscience. This verdict depends upon our intelligence; and our intelligence depends upon the amount, form, and quality of our brains. As for me, happiness is the only good and actions that cause happiness are right, and actions that cause sorrow are wrong. Thus, the consequences of wrong actions are evil, and the consequences of right actions are good.

To determine right or wrong actions as they are in accordance with, or contrary to the will of some God is superstitious and idiotic - pure and simple. To determine all actions by their consequences is wise. There is nothing supernatural about right and wrong, nor they have anything to do with an infinite being. If there be an infinite God he cannot make that wrong which in the nature of things is right. Neither can god make an action good the natural consequences of which are evil. Even an infinite God cannot change a fact. Upon that rock I stand.

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We are all born with free will and a conscience that tells us what is right and wrong. The question, what is the best way to train our conscience? Bible principles.

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God has revealed His truth to us through His Word, the Bible.

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A person's personally idea of what is right or wrong is born from their culture. This is why what may be normal to one culture, is seen as evil to another. (Ex: The Romans saw Barbarians' clothing as evil, which we know today as 'pants'. The Romans only wore robes.)

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Romans 2:14, 15 tells us: "For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts, they are being accused or even excused."God has given all humans a conscience; which tells us what is right and wrong. As well as Hebrews 5:14: "But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong."

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Jesus.

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There can be only one absolute authority in a sane, logical, orderly and civil society. If truly left up to each and every individual, there would be chaos. The Newtown killer could not be accused of wrong. Was he? Everyone is right in his own mind. Are they?

Suppose we were created by a God Who is the source of all reason, logic, truth and right. That God deserves the right to determine right from wrong. The Biblical and Christian worldview says, there not only exists such a God, but He has revealed some moral absolutes in the Bible. Love your neighbor, do not steal, do not lie, do not commit adultery, etc.

When taken to its logical conclusion, to assume each person rules himself by his own standard w/o stepping upon the rights of others is absurd.

To even claim there are no absolutes is a contradiction in and of itself. For that is an absolute claim.

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That is not to say each person still does not have choice according to their conscience. We are not robots. Religion sometimes creates too many rules that restrict personal freedom. So this question and its answers obviously require clarification. Within the framework of moral absolutes the Bible gives us much freedom.

Before the attacks come, keep in mind that those who believe each person is right in his own mind and conscience would be hypocritical for attacking anyone ever again on Ask.com for any opinion or conviction that they do not share. Am I right? Everyone is right, according to some.
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I do that for me.

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No "who" of any kind is needed for a person to have a sense of what is "right and wrong". All animals including ourselves behave according to our nature. We evolved in complex social groups where empathy and cooperation were essential to survival.
Right and wrong are just human nature that religion tries to co-opt and claim as gifts from a fictitious god.

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the voices in my head... duh!

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What determines what is right or wrong for me is based on the commandments, principles and guidelines as set forth in the Holy Bible. (Psalms 97:10) "O YOU lovers of Jehovah, hate what is bad.He is guarding the souls of his loyal ones;Out of the hand of the wicked ones he delivers them."

I have learned to hate what Jehovah hates; and to love what Jehovah love. Simple,

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