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    The 10 Commandments and the morality code

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    Critically examine any ethical system or code (for example, a religious code, or a code or system used in business or any of the professions) and show how each of the dos and don'ts of this code apply to the various aspects of morality.

    Lets look at the 10 Commandments.

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    I am not sure if you would like to just examine the 10 Commandments or other codes such as the legal code as well but I will get in depth to the 10 commandments and then comment on other codes as well.

    First, in order to answer this question, you really need to have a grasp on what morality means. The definition objectively is a system of ideas of right and wrong. But then, what is really right and wrong. Well, that's based on your moral standards so this is a circular argument. The conclusion is that something that is moral to one person may not be moral to another. This can be seen when certain cultures sacrifice animals based on religious beliefs. To them, the sacrification definitely moral and many people tie in religious beliefs as part of their definition of morality. So if it is allowed or condoned in the religion than it is moral. However, members of PETA would certainly disagree and say that any time you kill an animal it immoral. Therefore, we have to understand that many times religion and personal morality go hand in hand and that is why it is difficult if not impossible to find an objective and universal meaning of morality. It is what people think is right and wrong for them and if they are very religious and then whatever is proscribed by their religion as right and wrong also falls into that.

    Lets look at the 10 Commandments (shortened version):

    1. You shall have no other Gods before me
    2. You shall not make for yourselves an idol
    3. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God
    4. ...