I was wondering if anyone had any views on this. The world we live in punishes certain types of behaviour. For example excessive eating, excessive drinking, sexual immorality etc. However all of these things are punished by nature itself. Poor diet and consumption of alcohol and drugs create illnesses and cancer. Sexual immorality leads to sexually transmitted diseases. Why is this? Why has the boundary been set by nature that we have to behave in a certain way or we are punished? Why should someone get punished by nature if they drink too much, eat too much, don't get enough exercise. It is as if we are punished for laziness and greed. Also a lot of these things have impacts on other people. Easting too much food takes food away from others, alcohol creates social unrest, so does drugs and sex without responsibility leads to unwanted pregnancies. So is there some kind of consciousness in nature to punish this behaviour when it impacts on other people. A kind of consciousness that is able to appreciate the value of each person and the impact of certain behaviour on others. I think Christians would consider it to the Holy Ghost. Although I think many Christians believe it is like a ever present consciousness rather than the natural rules. What is it that sets the boundaries that we live in in the world and why have they been set like that?