Morality and Religiosity: A Filipino Experience

  • Sheldon Ives G. Agaton Eastern Visayas State University
Keywords: morality, religiosity, human person, relevance of morality and religiosity

Abstract

The concepts of morality and religiosity have been associated with each other in a manner that these two co-exist and they are of equal importance for a human person’s eventual ideal character. Accordingly, moral philosophy teaches that a person’s moral foundation can be linked to his spiritual foundation and vice versa as one of religions’ thrusts is construct the moral fibers necessary for man’s ethical existence. A human person’s spirituality and morality are substantial parts of his nature that he has to learn, nourish and value them so that he may develop into an ideal human person that he is suppose to be. He does not only have to indoctrinate and inculcate one of which and despise the other. This paper generally talks about the notions of Morality and Religiosity. Further, it also discusses on the interrelation of the two as the human person applies the same to actual convictions in life. Finally, a category is presented on what a person should ideally be as the two concepts are intertwined. This paper utilized the expository-descriptive type of research. Books, articles and other similar write-ups from the library, internet and other sources coupled with observations in the experiential world were the primary references. Such method was facilitative in the full realization of this research paper.

Author Biography

Sheldon Ives G. Agaton, Eastern Visayas State University
is a teacher of 15 years in Philosophy, Philippine History and Constitution, and Rizal at the Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City, Philippines. He earned his AB Philosophy from Sacred Heart Seminary, Palo, Leyte. He holds an MA in Philippine Studies from Asian Development Foundation College and further received his PhD at the Eastern Visayas State University both situated in Tacloban City. He also holds a Law Degree from the Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation, Tacloban City. He is happily married to Sheila R. Agaton and blessed with one son, Magne Justin.

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Published
2015-12-03
How to Cite
AgatonS. I. (2015). Morality and Religiosity: A Filipino Experience. Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.32871/rmrj1503.02.07
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