Being social and civilized individuals, morality has a deep impact in our everyday decision making. It’s so profound that it even bugles the mind of political leaders. In fact, in 1984, there is this political leader who enjoins his council to gather “expert panels” to make him decide on life and death issues – such as artificial insemination, euthanasia and abortion.
In the outset, the said political leader ended up adding to the panel Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders.
Morality is deeply rooted in every human enterprise that major humanitarian agenda and decisions won’t go without it. In fact, in the US for example, most of their hospitals has 3 chambers on the other side of the business. Healthcare Professionals to advice on technical health matters, Lawyers for legal issues and Clergy for moral issues. Clergy people are presumed to give sound advice in matters of moral dilemmas.
So, why are clergymen regarded as the go-to council on morality? The reason is not that they are better or worse than other people in assessing morality nor they are better or worse than the rest of us. There could be a deeper reason for that – one could be the popular culture impression.