Reasonably, at a first glance it is difficult to determine what separates the two pieces because of the similar themes highlighted in each story. Yet, by taking a closer look at the two texts the reader will discover the countless contradicting details and moral views that take place in both. Also, it is seen that when compared to the truth of the Biblical story of Noah, the Epic of Gilgamesh appears to loose reliability and accuracy. Even still, there are many disputes that question where the source of the two narratives originate from. However, even though there is an undeniable connection between the two literary works, when closely evaluated it can be determined that there are significant variations that make it less likely that Genesis is reliant on the Epic of
Chapter 3 There undoubtedly will be some who will question why I am going to turn to the Judeo-Christian scriptures for answers rather than to the Bhagavad Gita or the Quran for instance. I appreciate that kind of questioning. We should always be seeking for the truth. The answer lies in the fact that the Old Testament provides prophecy that is fulfilled in the New Testament. I find that lacking in other religion’s scriptures.
Haley Salava 9 February 2016 Dr. Pamental Paper 1 Divine Command Theory When it comes to defining morality and establishing the difference between right and wrong, there are several different approaches. One might ask who is responsible for distinguishing between right and wrong and ultimately what is moral and immoral. Is this concept different between individuals? Is it different between cultures? In Julia Driver’s 2007 piece, “God and Human Nature”, theories are discussed in order to convey a better understanding of morality and how it is determined.
Some people maintain that justice stems from God's will or command while others believe that justice is inherent in nature itself. Whereas still others believe that justice consists of rules common to humanity that emerge out of some sort of consensus. This sort of justice is often thought of as something higher than a society's legal system. It is in those cases where
The various authors of the Four Gospels grouped some of Christ’s actions around purpose rather than sticking to a strict timeline. When an account is consistent in the Four Gospels this is a problem. When there are some small inconsistencies in the account this is also a problem. It seems as if it is not the consistencies or inconsistencies that are the problem. The problem is scholars looking for problems wherever they can invent
Many of Hume’s objections to the argument may be brushed off by those who are blindly religious and take offense, but many, from the same pool of objections, are simply logical and commonsensical, while some are too rigid. This a posteriori argument for design comes from the desire to make a second case for God. The first was the ontological argument, or cosmological argument, which attempts to use pure reason to
For example, killing is bad, love is good, worship is honorable, etc. Moral relativism, on the other hand, takes into consideration the person(s) who define those standards; and their relative position in time. Moral relativism asserts that what we define to be “good” or “bad” is not absolute but rather (one might say) subjective. ================================================== Is one of these moral perspectives more correct than another? World history shows endless room for debate.
Equitable Treatment The second lens to view this alternative with is the Equitable Treatment lens, which focuses on fairness. The question that must be answered with the Equitable Treatment lens is, “Would keeping the nativity scene bulletin board up be treating all of the claimants in this case equitable?” Priority Principle. In the context of this case, there are at least a couple of stakeholders that we know for sure feel that the nativity scene is unconstitutional and improper, because they formally made anonymous calls and complained. It is very likely there are other stakeholders who feel the same but did not make phone calls. Also, by only having a Christian bulletin board put up at school, some students and their parents are likely
In western philosophy such terms as determinism, free will, and moral responsibility are treated differently by different authors. There are three main positions on determinism, free will, and moral responsibility. Those who adhere with hard determinism assert that everything in our world and our actions are predetermined, and decisions we make are not completely ours; moral responsibility is the reflection of free will. Soft determinism philosophers’
Implementation is the key to success. Developing annual operational plans against which progress can be monitored, is critical to success. An operational plan is invaluable in ensuring that the front line staff and middle managers stay focused on the agreed upon objectives toward attaining the institution’s goals for becoming a diversity oriented organization. The plan must be characterized by an unambiguous and clear policy statement about the organization’s standpoint about all forms discrimination, disrespect, and harassment. There must be clear and unambiguous statements about ethical and professional interpersonal relationships and significance of each individual’s contribution to the institution’s efforts towards attaining its goals.
One example of an ethical principle is divine command. Under the divine command theory, the action taken is right if God says it is right. Cathy was stated saying that he supports the biblical definition of marriage. Under divine command, Cathy’s decision is considered moral if he is following God’s law correctly. It would be considered immoral if he did not follow the command of God.
This issue could easily be reconciled with the concept of a combination of the two concepts; the messiah could also be considered to be the same being as God. By making them one in the same being, it would not conflict with monotheism (or perhaps cause less of a conflict) and would not lead to the worship of more than one god. As mentioned above, the only other discrepancy between monotheism and henotheism, which are simply fixed by seeing the biblical verses based in monotheism as an extension to the ambiguous verses that some see as supporting