Christianity: Behaviorism: Christianity And Morality

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Anya Hee Morality & Ethics AM Floater 10/9/14 Christianity and Behaviorism The religion of Christianity proposes the idea that the Lord God is a father figure, and that He seeks to develop a familial relationship with us humans on Earth. The Lord loves us so much that He sacrificed His one and only son, Jesus Christ, so that humans would be given the chance to have eternal life as long as we believe in Him. The Lord accepts us as the flawed beings that we are and forgives us for our sins because of this perfect sacrifice (Smith). Christianity has several denominations within the broad religion, but the majority of Christians are divided between three sects: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestants. Although each of these sects has slight variations, each of them still holds belief in the three basic tenants of Christianity. These main tenants are belief in Incarnation, Atonement, and the Trinity. Incarnation is the belief that Jesus was born by the power of the Holy Spirit, and conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem. Naturally, this leads to the belief that Jesus Christ is actually half-god and half-man. The second tenant is Atonement. Atonement can literally be taken apart to mean “at one” with, and it represents that those who believe in Christianity and the Bible will become at one with God and find themselves in harmony with the Lord. There are various ways that atonement can be interpreted throughout the different sects of Christianity, but

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