Whatever God commands becomes the principle of moral rightness. Therefore, if God told one person to rape someone else, Divine Command Theory implies that the rape would be okay because doing what God commands is doing the right thing. On the contrary, if God forbids rape because it is morally wrong, then it is wrong prior to God ordering it to be wrong. This would imply that actions are morally good or morally bad independent of God’s will. Therefore, we
That means that those who are in roles of leadership need to be aware of the fact that not everyone shares the same ideas of masculinity and femininity. One element of postmodernism today that we can certainly learn from is the importance that is placed upon asking questions. The Church, whether deserved or not I don’t know, has been seen as the bastion of all answers (even if they are wrong.) Too many Christians believe that simply because they are a Christian and know the Bible that they have answers. Too many unbelievers see Christians as having unbending opinions and
The text Winthrop incorporates seems to support that in the Puritan’s belief, the Church goes above the law and everything concerning legal rights is carried out by the Church. Winthrop states that “the church, with one consent, cast (Hutchinson) out” (118). This text helps support why the Puritans believed that Hutchinson’s claim was against God and satanic. Because Hutchinson followed and preached the doctrine of the Inner light, which did not heed the law of the Church, the Puritans believed she was committing crime against the Church as well. The Puritans believed any religious beliefs that did not heed to the Church’s law is ultimately satanic and against God.
As opposed to the Grandmothers constant change of morals to favor certain situations, the Misfit has morals that are set in stone and adhere to his past, present and future. As the two characters converse, religion sparks an interest in the Misfit because it is something he is interested in understanding but knowing it must not be true. He believes that he must see it with his own eyes to prove the existence. His concept of reality also relates himself to Jesus, so much so as to believe he is a realistic representation of Him. He goes on to tell that the only difference is between the crimes committed and the proof held against him.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
Louise M. Antony argues an important ethical concern in her article, “Good minus God”. Can a person do good deeds without God? Arguing from an atheistic point of view, Antony believes that a person does not need to depend on God in order to complete good deeds. I agree, whether Christian or Atheist, all can perform good deeds, but who ultimately defines good versus evil? Antony subjectively defines morality and uses nature as her source.
With a collection of all these cases, they can be used in order to better understand the nature of popular piety. In the introduction of the book Villa-Flores states that blasphemy is in fact a way to intentionally harm God, “... blasphemy is not a sin against the Christian faith, but against the confession of that faith, that is, against the reverence and piety expected of all professed Christians vis-à-vis their God,” (10). What I think Villa-Flores is stating is that blasphemy is basically one sinning against themself and their belief towards their God, disrespecting the deity that gives us and everything else life. Another thing that he states is, blasphemy was used by men in way of confrontation. For example, Hernando Ortíz did not care if was sentenced to go to hell, but renounced God, in way to force Pedro Ruiz to pay him the money he owed him.
Both are able to achieve the love of John Proctor through their own ways. Taking opposite risks for John Proctor, where one is selfish and the other is altruistic. Abigail is willing to harm her surroundings than herself; whereas, Elizabeth is taking actions in which the people around her benefit most from. Abigail pretends to be an honest woman to gain power and trust, “I want to open myself! I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus!
Dante’s Inferno focuses on spirituality and sin, whereas in Susan E. Blow’s article, Dante’s “Inferno”, the author ignores Christianity. Christians bear the burden of making conscious decisions and to ignore wrong thoughts or evil things. Dante believes that Christians must avoid evil doings or experience the wrath of God. Blow states that through sin a person learns wisdom. When discussing the “Inferno”, Blow notes that “view that sin ultimately rests is, that man can only learn what he is, by finding out what he is not, and that the violation of his ideal nature reveals him to himself”(123).
While the excerpt from Augustine’s writing reflect early Christian ideas on sex/desire and how they relate to the body, one must not forget that this excerpt (like all his writing) is an act of confession. For example, Augustine writes “I must now carry my thoughts back to the abominable things, I did in those days..not because I love those sins, but so that I may love you”. In this quote, we see how confessing and remembering one’s inner most sins and desires acts in two significant ways. Firstly, it acts in such a manner that mediates between one’s self-knowledge and one’s access to a corpus of true knowledge, i.e. God.
A Christian Worldview of Research In the world of research, a person with a Christian worldview should stick out from the rest. Christian researchers need to be the models of moral behavior, treat ethical issues according to scripture, and create an environment with their actions, words, and attitudes. It is imperative that Christians see medical research not as part of the secular worldview, but be non-judgmental, and treat fellow investigators and study participants regardless of sickness, need, ethnic background, religious status or financial situation. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Defining Worldview A worldview is how someone views the world. It is the foundation for how a person thinks, what they consider right and wrong, beliefs and values, and is the basis for one’s perspective of the world.
The consequences endured when making the Christian choice are still full of blessings and uphold the moral absolutes set by God. As a Christian, I cannot entertain the ideas of an Atheistic worldview, especially the philosophy of human life. I am confident in my beliefs and what God has done through Jesus Christ. If given the opportunity to parent a child with Down’s syndrome, I would face this challenge with my faith and support from the body of
Christianity has always been subjective and ambiguous, which allows for theories and speculation to develop regarding the religion’s values and characteristics. A key matter in theology seeks to understand those values and to identify a model of living that guides people away from corruption to remain in God’s image. Athanasius of Alexandria’s On the Incarnation and Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Anti-Christ address this issue with viewpoints that directly contradict each other. Athanasius examines the Incarnation to defend his position that natural human desires corrupt mankind and suggests there is nothing to prevent evil and sin other than God’s salvation while Nietzsche asserts that corruption occurs from a loss of instinctive nature and proposes
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.
The concept of a utopian society varies from each person’s perspective. A common belief is that a society should be one of complete safety, happiness, and virtue. However, the Puritan community believed that in their society, religion should influence their political system, setting rules to create an agreement with God and to live without sin. Puritan’s piety towards God caused them to follow strict societal rules, and anyone who would commit acts of sin, would be severely punished and humiliated. As mentioned in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Puritans deeply frown upon the adulterous actions committed by Hester Prynne, and they punish her by forcing her to wear a letter “A” on her chest, visibly marking her crime forever.