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  1. No, that's not true.

    Conscience is a complex psychological emotion that has developed on the basis of a person's social nature. Religion, or rather any religion-there are various attempts to give conscience a certain character associated with the dogmas of a particular religious faith. That is, religion is secondary in relation to conscience. How, in general: morals and ethics.

    To prove this statement, it is enough to cite numerous examples where many peoples, although they have different religions, but the manifestation of conscience is almost the same.

    But… enough of the scientific definitions, and I'm not going to give boring quotes from the scriptures as a believer…

    I'll just suggest that the questioner read Mark Twain's short story, ” Some facts that shed light (on the recent crime spree in Connecticut).”


    The famous American writer tells about his conscience in simple words and examples, and how he feels it… killed him.

  2. No, that's not true. God has nothing to do with the conscience of an individual, unless, of course, we take into account the fact that this functionality was laid down by the Creator at the stage of designing the human brain. So there is such functionality, it is provided and implemented, but its work, i.e. actually “remorse of conscience” occurs for everyone by itself and there is no connection with the Almighty here. Conscience itself determines which actions of a person are bad and which are good, and it determines on the basis of the knowledge that was laid down in a person by upbringing, religion, traditions, i.e. society. And nothing else. No higher intelligence has anything to do with it. I will give an example from the world literature. In Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character, Huck Finn, helps runaway Black Jim get to the free states to gain his freedom. At the same time, he is terribly tormented by remorse, he considers himself a bad person who will certainly be sent to hell, because he “stole a Negro from a poor widow who did nothing wrong to him.” Here is an example of conscience! Huck's conscience is therefore tormented by the fact that his act is at odds with the norms of morality that were imposed on him by the society of the southern slave states of the United States.

  3. I won't say anything. I'll just notice. There are still tribes on earth where there is no church, no religion as such, and no one god. So it would be interesting to know if they have such a thing as conscience. This could be learned from researchers and practitioners. For example, Vitaly Sundakov. And having received such an answer, you can build hypotheses.

  4. I don't know about the channel of communication with God. But conscience and unscrupulousness are both the same quality. but in different conditions. The Prophet Muhammad said that the honor and dignity of a person depends on the conditions in which he is located.

  5. I don't think. Conscience is a reflex acquired through social education. And the” communication channel ” here with the interests of society and the individual is only that. Another thing is that for very religious people, any sneeze, not only conscience, is “proof” of their beliefs.

  6. Don't blaspheme! The only channel of communication with God is the church. And don't try to jump over it under the guise of some kind of conscience. Please visit the church regularly and bring money there… )))

  7. I learned from the Bible that God laid down a conscience in the creation of man, so all people have it. This is the ability to be internally aware or aware of what is right and what is not right. That is, conscience can judge, justify, or accuse (Rom 2: 14,15). This is a good tool for controlling behavior, if you listen to it. It can torment and push a person to repent. A clear conscience can give you peace of mind and confidence. It can't be easily acquired or lost, but it can be taught through rules and laws. If you do not respond to its signals, it will become blunted and the person will become unscrupulous. Our conscience should tell us to thank God for this gift. But it is not a channel of communication with God. The only channel of communication with Him is Jesus Christ: “There is one God and one mediator between God and men – the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5,6). He is the way and the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through him. So He invites us to pray to God in His name: “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do. That the Father may be glorified through the Son”(John 14: 6,13)

  8. Conscience is a manifestation of the human spirit, that is, a part of the divine fire that is embedded in us and gives us life. Therefore, the voice of conscience can be called the voice of God. The only bad thing is that this voice is often distorted and muffled by the evil that is in our soul. I need to wake up.

  9. No, it's not. But conscience is a tool that helps you build the right relationship with Him. The Bible says that.”…baptism, not the washing away of carnal filth, but a promise to God of a good conscience…”(1Ptra3:21). If a person uses conscience to have a pure heart before God, it can help. But it also happens that a person ignores the voice of conscience, and it just burns down and stops working.

  10. Conscience – the natural law of distinguishing between good and evil, was fundamental for a person before the written law (the commandments of Moses, then the Gospel). But the person stopped hearing it, so (according to Ignatius Bryanchaninov), a written law was given, where the whole law is set out on paper. That is, what we could previously feel as a movement of conscience is now given to us in writing, a kind of instruction.

  11. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, at least not in Christianity. In the New Testament, we read about people with a defiled and corrupt conscience (Titus 1: 15, Hebrews 10: 22). And our everyday experience suggests that conscience condemns a person only at the beginning of his following the path of sin, but not in its middle and, even more so, at the end. So you should not rely too much on it.

    And the real “channel of communication with God” is a living and sincere relationship with Him through prayer, Scripture, the church and service to people.

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