God gaves us each a soul ,which is the part of us made in God's image ,without which we "are" just localized envalopes of purely biological "appetites" to be satisfied with nothing larger to aspire to but more complex systems designed for evermore intricate accommodations for satisfying those appetites.
That's what ultimately leads to man's "Art of War" with himself.
A "moral compass" is not a socially engineered "ethic" attempted to be reinforced by social contractual mechanisms. Sense of a higher being as being attainable is the truest from of "self-governance".
Without the soul's tuning fork, there is no North Star to navigate oneself by and measure from. The most direct way of which to acheive mastery of this self-navigation is the gift of its ability to ressonant to God's love and through practice of the expression of that love one enriches this otherwise karnal world of biological conventions.
All evil derives from diverting one's attention away from , or denying the existance of ,the gift of one's soul for it is from this gift that we are given our true sense of identity as individuak signatures and as part of a greater whole through which we can evolve beyond the merely biological existance.
I'm forever amused that the advocates of biological evolution completely miss the point that "conciousness" evolves as well and the that even the logical conclusion to a soul-imbued biological conciousness is to be able to evolve to were a biological "vehicle" or "media" is no longer necessary.
That's the part that never dies as Physicists themselves promote "their" discovery that energy can *not* be destroyed, it only changes the matrix it adheres to and expresses itself through.
In more practical applications I'm thankful for the gift of the soul as being the source of my artistic intution that allows me to experience the aesthetic , and not the base biologically "sensual" , thrill of music.
That is way I no longer bother with the harshly "enhanced" music that merely "feels good" because that music not only just goes for the groin and the ego, but is excrutingly precise in being desgned to "just" go for the groin and the ego.
It's just like not getting regularly drunk because it "feels good" as it also degenerates one's health.
Where does folk fit in. Why anything that has the sound of the ring of truth in its performance ,message , or artistry for that resonnates to that tuning fork and anything that excites that makes us more aware of "the gift".
I well remember Jerry Rassmussen's wonder song performed live here with the refrain " Just because it feels good, that don't make it right". Tht had the ring of truth to it to me.
Anyway, you asked and that's my story and iI'm sticking to it.