chapter  11
Identity and Religion
ByC. Margaret Hall
Pages 13

Identities are strongly influenced by beliefs, and likewise beliefs, however secular, are markedly affected by religions and religious traditions. It is necessary for people to make decisions and commitments because they are moral agents; and they need to cope successfully with many individual and social limitations to survive. Myriad moral decisions and empirical assessments are required for people merely to conduct day-to-day business, whether they be members of a corporation or nurses.