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Moral codes are often complex statements of right and wrong. Although some
people might think that the moral code is simple, rarely is anything simple
about one's morals or ethics or for that matter judgment of other morals.
The difficulty lies in the fact that morales are often part of a religion
and more often then not about culture codes.
A common version of a moral code is a legal code which states the penalties
or corrective actions associated with any particular act (note that many of
the legal codes are built on a foundaton of religion).
In some cultures, the relationship between moral and legal codes are often
absolute - they're one and the same. Moral codes help drive personal
Examples of moral codes include the golden rule; the noble eightfold path of
Buddhism; the ten commandments of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and the
ten Indian commandments.
A related and more advanced (some say more corrupt) concept is an ethical
code, which establishes tradeoffs and rationale for making decisions for the
great good. Some of these resemble a moral code, most are less strict and
make no special claim to actually distinguish 'right' from 'wrong' in any
absolute sense. The ethical code is concerned with weighing all the negative
and positive results of an action, and making a decision based upon the
great good for a greater number.
Another related concept is the moral core which is assumed to be innate in
each individual, to those who accept that differences between individuals
are more important than Creators or their rules. This in some religious
systems, (e.g. Taoism and Gnosticism) is assumed to be the basis of all
aesthetics and thus moral choice. Moral codes as such are therefore seen as
coercive Ñ part of human politics.