“The Christian teacher looks upon the child as a distinctive creature, made after the image of God Himself, and given an important place in the divine scheme of things” (Beer, Jaarsma, 2000, 5). As stated earlier many Christian educators that teach public school belief that you can’t have a biblical worldview within your classroom. We must not forget that we serve God first and that spreading the gospel is our duty. However, we can also do it in subtle ways that keep us from disciplinary actions. I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief.
This means that whatever God actions that He determines are right are therefore considered right. For example, it is commonly thought that killing someone is wrong and immoral, but under this theory, if God were to say that it is okay to kill someone, than an individual
Why Should We Be Moral? - Protocol Paper 6 Recall: In the “Why Should We Be Moral,” Rachels states several points: 1) The Ring of Gyges shows how acting immorally can occasionally be to one’s advantage. Glaucon argues that all of us would behave like Gyges. 2) Rachels points out that it is a good thing if other people live morally, but it becomes another matter if you are bound by your own morals. 3) Rachels talks about a well-known idea that right living consists in respect to God’s commands.
Martin Luther King, Jr. explains in his “Letter From Birmingham Jail” that what is going on in the United States is ethically unstable.“ I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends” (7). An author John Patton even chimes in on King 's approach and questions “ Can the plan be ethically justified in line with King’s strong believe that the means for social change are as important as the ends?” (61). As a matter of fact King’s plan can be ethically justified. Anyone who has morals would be morally wrong if they used those morals to make immoral ends.
Also, people shouldn’t take things for granted and know their actions will have consequences. The way F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the green light and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg’s eyes in The Great Gatsby helps the themes of hope and morality become understandable. Like Jim Yong Kim said “Hope is a moral choice,” and if individuals grow up with being taught to be hopeful, they might not be driven for success because they are just waiting around hoping on their own behalf. People need to start realizing their actions have fateable outcomes. Otherwise, all they have unfulfilled hopes and
In other words, Martin Luther King Jr. strongly believes that the citizen has a legal and moral responsibility to obey laws that are just, as well as the moral responsibility to disobey laws that are unjust. He made it clear that he did not advocate the disobedience of laws unless they are unjust. He believes a law is unjust if it downgrades the individual, if it sets apart or segregates different groups of people. Unjust laws should not be accepted just because the government has said that it must be followed. If something is immoral, it would be wrong to accept them and not at against
Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere. It should also be about how to prepare yourself for real-world problems. In school, the teachers are focused more on our academics than our life problems. Although the school does teach us some of the basic life skills that we need, they do not teach us the most important ones that revolve around our lives every single day. “Though high school and college are excellent in
Rational humans should be treated as an end in themselves, thus respecting our own inherent worth and autonomy to make our own decisions. This part of Kant’s ideology may limit what we could do, even in the service of promoting an overall positive, by upholding the principle of not using people with high regard, thus serving as a moral constraint. Deontology remains as the stronger ethical framework as it explicitly lists out how one should act morally through absolute, universal laws, and also by promoting not using others as a mere means, but rather as an end in itself. On the other hand, Utilitarianism, a consequentialist theory, stems from the idea that every morally correct action will produce the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people. The morality of an action is determined by the outcome of that action.
Yet when some of good is removed from this wholly good creation... then he uses these good, created talents... for evil ends." If people lose evil, why would God still allow evil to exist? If our decision is made already for us then the good choices should be made, and no one should ever lose their good ways. The argument is made that maybe then we have "free will" with our decision making as humans. Then if it is true that humans have free will then would that not make us as powerful as God himself.
He does agree with Didion that religion is a delusion, but he believes that religion has cause an immense number of problems. That religion is just for people to feel better about their actions. He states, "In the opinion of religious people, however, the private comfort that religion brings more than compensates for the evil done in its name." He argues that the secular-ethical position is the right position. Basically, this positon is that morality should be defined strictly by logic, facts, intuition, and empathy.
Cathy’s may believe that his actions was virtuous, however; his comments and actions are in contrast to this ethical principle. Another ethical principle that can be applied to the case is the deontological theory of categorical imperative. Under this ethical principle Cathy could argue that he had a moral duty to state and follow the laws that are given from God asserting that we are bringing God’s judgement on ourselves when we try to redefine the definition of marriage. Also under this principle it is the responsibility of the business to do the greatest good for its stakeholders in general. When Cathy stated his stance against same-sex marriage he was not thinking of his customers or the employees of the organization.
Hick, however, might relate higher morality back to the hedonistic world mentioned in the argument above. There is a reason for our world to have suffering since it is built into the structure of the world. That reason, Hick argues, is for “soul-making”, or character building (129). Without having some suffering, then there would be no characters, such as courage. The higher morality of God relates back to that because He has a legitimacy for that suffering.
The results showed that people were trying to help the child, felt distressed and were considering what was wrong and right in the situation. This proves that human nature has potential goodness. In order, to improve rightness one can must rely on the cultivation through education in favorable environments. However, in bad environmental conditions human will is corrupted. But, this does not prove that human nature is evil, people generally do not want to cause harm to
(Genesis 1:26-30). Just like Adam we are all capable of doing God’s will but we must also live by faith and obedience and I think that’s our purpose (Genesis 2:15, 17). The Question of Morality- I believe to measure your ability to balance their “right and wrong” a person must have morals to act and live by. For instance don’t be fooled by people who doesn’t have your best interest at heart because they bad habits or judgment can put you in an uncompromising situation that could reflect on you badly (1 Corinthians 15:33). I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness.
I affirm that Kant believes praising truthfulness above all other duties because he believes it is morally wrong to hurt the dignity of others. Even though Kant makes some good points, I disagree with his notion of always