[quote="cho_pilo, post:1, topic:266564"]
Yes, I know that we don't get along, but you do ask pertinent questions, and you did write, "Anyone."
The beauty of religion is that it is entirely based upon the dominance and relevance of authority figures--- priests, ministers, mullahs, shamans, bishops, elders, prophets, popes--- pretty much any high mucky-muck who talks smoothly and convincingly, or who has control of a suitably large army.
The alleged authority of most every religion is "absolute," or "divinely inspired," or whatever. The truth is that every religious belief is an invention of some man, and more recently (e.g. Madame Blavatsky) of some woman. Each inventor claims to have been divinely inspired. If he does not, his followers will happily make that claim in his behalf.
This allows religions to teach whatever they want and claim that they are teaching God's own word.
You might find it interesting to take a tour of various churches, synagogues, mosques, and new-age campsites, Spend a week watching and listening to the nits on GOD-TV and other highly profitable religious networks, and be sure to include the "Creflow Dollar" show. Visit a few union halls as well, and to complete your education, attend a Richard Dawkins lecture. You will find that everyone in every sermon, program, and lecture you attend is right. Absolutely right.
Quoting (with permission) from my book, Digital Universe, Analog Soul...
"Upon adopting the simple conclusion that there is at least one Creator about whom I know absolutely nothing except the evidence of His/Hers/Their creation, plus the evidence of my own existence, I realized that religions offer a variety of confusing, inconsistent, and illogical descriptions of the Creator's nature and purpose.
Seeking better, I adopted the obvious principle that the only Bible certain to have been written by the Creator is Creation itself. In other words, the only legitimate Bible, one certain to have not been written by men, is the physical universe itself.
Data from the universe suffers from the same disadvantage as Bibles written by men, in that it can and therefore will be interpreted differently by different interpreters who are absolutely right. (Only a few centuries ago, Catholic dogma placed the earth not only at the center of our solar system, but at the center of the entire universe.)
However, unlike human-written scriptures, interpretation of the physical universe is immune to rewrites and false translations. This is why the religious wars currently being conducted between the remnants of Christianity and the followers of Islam employ weaponry derived from the same laws of physics."
Ultimately, the answer to your question is simple, but it does depend upon your mental properties.
If you do not have a mind capable of thinking for itself, right and wrong is determined by whoever is speaking from the pulpits, lecture halls, or TV programs that define your beliefs.
If you do have a mind, it determines right and wrong.