In 1984 Kitchener introduced five moral principles that are viewed as the cornerstone of the ethical guidelines. The principles are each definite truths in and of themselves. The first principle is Autonomy which means people have the right to live their own lives as their actions do not prevent the well-being of others. They also have the right to act as a free agent as well as the freedom of choice. Then there is the principle Nonmaleficence
“Free grace,” as its most commonly refereed to, is the real grace of God. All the wonderful things he does for us, coming with only the cost of repentance, discipline, and contrition. Though they are “costs,” all of these things aren't bad, and they all help you build Godly character traits. Such as, humbleness, kindness, and Spiritual knowledge. “Cheap grace,” is all of the gifts from God such as forgiveness, absolution, and communion, without the “costs.”
Agape love shows itself in humility and kindness (King James Version Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4). This kindness comes from wanting to care and making a recurring choice to act upon caring. Another way to look at agape love, as the apostles looked at it, "is an attitude of the heart, of the mind and of the will" (Davidson 986). Culture should no longer see love only as a feeling, but a feeling along with continuous thoughtful actions. Agape love can also be seen as self-denial for the sake of another (Guzik).
Consequences – this does not deny the attributes of results of our actions. We have an obligation always to make sure that the consequences of our actions are typically good as possible. Rachel advocates what he terms as ‘multiple strategy utilitarianism. ' In this case, the standard is not only the abstract principle of utility but that principle coalesced with a more personal consideration of desert and motive. The important factor here is that we should be happy and well-off as possible.
In the introduction chapter of Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy, Stevenson states, “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.” I agree with this quote because it is easy to treat people with love and fairness when you like them and when they think and act like you. It is not so easy to treat someone with the same amount of respect and love when you prejudged them or make assumptions about them before getting to know them. It is significant to remember that all people deserve respect and compassion no matter the situation; it is the golden rule being lived out. Treat others how you want to be
2. In order to promote human flourishing, I’d choose kindness as the most ideal universal value. Considering the fact that avoiding acts of violence which include theft, fighting, etc. fall under the ideology of being a ‘good person’, that would be considered a faultless personality. A non-violent person, along with being nice, patient and honest all gather together to assemble an exemplary
Jesus teaches us how to be safe, courageous, free of heart, and spiritually wise in the content of the Bible. It assures that the readers will find “friends… / who will bring gifts and kindness” (28-29) if they follow Jesus’s teachings, because the Golden Rule in the Bible is to “do unto others as they would do unto you.” Therefore, by spreading kindness they will receive it in return. Compared to the Trebuchet, the Bible is more “useful to men” (30), because it spreads joy and love instead of war. It brings “blessings” (30) to society by helping people get along and have peace.
It is important to empathies with those patients, and search for the underlying cause of their anger in order to restore their spirit. Additionally, my personal values include showing compassionate care to all patients regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. As a Christian, it is first and foremost my job to spread the world of Christ to those who do not know him. Therefore, I value the ability to speak to patients about Jesus in times of sickness and
If the heart is right with God and the willingness to do right things, then it will cover up all of the problem. The purity of heart will express modesty itself. According to Pollard we can conclude,” Christian modesty is the inner self-government, rooted in a proper understanding of one’s self before God, which outwardly displays itself in humility and purity from a genuine love for Jesus Christ, rather than in self-glorification or self-advertisement” (2003,
JOHN FINNIS’S NATURAL LAW THEORY Finnis provides a set of seven equally valuable basic goods: life; knowledge; play; friendship; aesthetical experience; religion and practical reasonableness. These basic goods are not illogically inferred from nature. They are self-evident, as they have grasped their fundamental goodness by intelligent reflection.
Jackie, you have written a strong informative discussion post evaluating the AICPA Code of Conduct on the principles of objectivity and independence. As you state in your post, objectivity is “being without compromise,” this is the deciding factor when an individual is left alone to decipher which path they are going to take in an ethical dilemma. To a non-Christian, it may mean to stay within the guidelines of the Code, or a “state of mind,” but to a Christian or an individual that follows a deontological ethical system, it is much greater than man made principles (Duska, Duska, and Ragatz, 2011, p. 87). Being without compromise is an absolute without contradiction, there can be no compromise with one’s decision or heart in the eyes of the
Introduction: As part of a prophetic community, we have come to realize that there is a clear distinction between someone who loves God and someone who lives like Jesus. A person who lives a holy lifestyle and seeks to do good to their neighbors, and loves God (of course), is a person that loves God. These kind of people are common, and really great to have around. By no means do I think they are bad people. Then there are the other set of people who are willing to live their lives sacrificially; their lives will actually mimic the life of Jesus.
It also made it seem like Nick and Gatsby were religious people, making them good honest people. Gatsby has the platonic conception that he is the ideal version of himself and he was
Author and theologian Michael Morris suggests that the three main reasons to obey God is faith, hope and love (Morris). He explains in his article, Six Reason to Obey God, that with faith “we believe that God’s commands are for our own good,” with joy we have the pleasure “of knowing God forever, [with other] rewards in addition to eternal joy,” and with love “we cannot help but be thankful and want to please [God]” (Morris). Essentially, Obedience is loving God enough to trust that his intentions are always pure and well, and such obedience is necessary during times of
It exists when all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights and a fair allocation of community resources. Depending on what the counselor’s beliefs are they have to be able to empathize. As a counselor our standards may play a critical role for us, as they provide our profession with a strong sense of where we have been, who we are and where we are