Are Immoral Law and Irreligious Morality Possible?: A Philosophical Approach


ILAHIYAT TETKIKLERI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ILAHIYAT RESEARCHES, vol.0, no.55, pp.237-249, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 55
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29288/ilted.882188
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Arab World Research Source, ATLA Religion Database, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-249
  • Keywords: Philosophy of Religion, Morality, Religion, God, Law, Freedom
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this article is to discuss the problematic grounding of immoral law and irreligious morality and to examine them with a different approach. Are the rules of morality and the rules of law the same? Can law without morals satisfy the human conscience?Is morality an obstacle to freedom? What is the source of morality? What is the relationship of morality with nature and religion? Can an atheistic person be moral, and can a religious person be immoral? Is it possible to ground morality with secular references? Around these and similar questions, we will discuss the possibility of immoral law and irreligious morality. In our article, we will try to analyse that immoral law will be inadequate to satisfy human conscience, and that morality can be grounded without religion or God in its source, which creates great difficulties. All these analyses will be presented in the philosophical and theological perspective in our article.