Could you imagine being betrayed by one of your followers? Satan’s part in the betrayal of Jesus does not remove any responsibility from Judas because he had the biggest part in the arrest of Jesus. After Jesus’ arrest, Judas felt the anger and sadness put on him. He eventually hung himself. Jesus’ arrest was mainly Judas Iscariot’s fault because if Judas did not go to the chief priests and the teachers of the law, Jesus would never have gotten arrested or crucified.
But, the argument is still wrong. If this argument is applied to my normative ethical theory, it falls flat. A fetus, or a baby, is created by God, so killing the baby dishonors what God has created. While God does give us the ability to choose how we live our lives, He does not want us to make choices that will destroy what He has created to share with us or made to make us enjoy life. If I was told the only way I could keep on living was to have an abortion, I would let my baby have a shot at life.
His intense devotion to God in the Puritan society, along with his fear of being ostracized, makes him favor keeping his role of leadership in the church over his conscience, which tells him to own up to his sins. This is mentally very unhealthy for Dimmesdale, which leads to self-abuse from his guilty conscience. Dimmesdale uses a “bloody scourge” and fasted in order to “torture, but could not purify himself” (121). Not only did Dimmesdale whip himself, he almost killed himself through torture only in order to try and subdue the guilt that he could never get rid of. He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel.
Equally if not more important would be the other sin both men are guilty of, blasphemy. Blasphemy in simple terms is to believe and act in a way, that one considers themselves higher than God, to whom Christians believe is the ultimate power; in many religions it is a sin that can result in being excommunicated entirely; not too ironically it was what Jesus himself, was accused of and one of the main reasons as to why the Jewish people wanted to kill Him in the first place. Blasphemy is more than simply taking the Lord’s name in vain, as it is in reality a sin of extreme arrogance and pride, because the translation of this sin is to claim that God is wrong and man, who in the hierarchy of things, is a weaker lesser lifeform, knows more than God. Adam was tempted into eating the forbidden fruit which came from the Tree of Knowledge because he believed he deserved to know as much as God. He (and Eve to the same degree)
Although many may not believe that Satan is a being present in the lives of all, the Bible portrays him as “the father of lies,” and a “thief” whose purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy (King James Version, John 8:44). His purpose is that of pure evil. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago demonstrates similar characteristics. Utterly consumed by his malevolent desire for revenge, he describes how “nothing can, or shall, content my soul,” until he achieves it (Othello 2.1.223). He will do everything in his power to obtain what he wants, no matter the cost.
OBJECTION REPLY Having argued for the view that divine command theory provides reasoning against termination, I now wish to consider rival views, as this theory is faced with criticism. How can one base a life altering decision on the belief that there is a higher power if they do not necessarily believe in such an omnipotent being? This response fails because the act of murder is ill-viewed not only by God but my all following moral ethics. Judith Jarvis Thomson claims in A Defense of Abortion located in our textbook that “Moreover, in killing the child, one would be killing an innocent person, for the child has committed no crime (Thomson 189)”.
The spiritual greatness of Cleansing the world and their lives to a holy battle. In some cases, radical groups use benevolence, suicide, and martyrdom to spread word that suicide bombing is a Godly act. Terrorists frequently have an end of the world anarchy worldview and see the world as a simply example of good and evil. They also think through their actions, they can use their values of family, religion, and race to bring triumph of the good. Acting on the lord's behalf to defend these values is seen to be way more important than life.
By failing to define the terms ‘fetus’ and ‘standard fetus’, he leaves open for interpretation not only the moral significance of the terms, but also their strength in relation to his argument. Marquis assumes that the fetus has a future that is just as valuable as that of an adult yet fails to grant the fetus the same moral status as an adult. This lack of consistency along with the falsity of his claims weakens his argument and leaves a large piece of the abortion question unanswered. Because many of his premises are false, I altered them to be correct which in turn resulted in an illogical sequence of evidence for Marquis’ original conclusion; rendering his argument invalid. After altering the conclusion to follow the revised premises, it only gave a suitable claim for some abortions, rather than the overwhelming majority of abortions.
They say that his dignity would be lost. People think that he was judged because of his religion. This could lead to the fear of losing his dignity. This is untrue because it does not matter what the world around us thinks, it only matters what God thinks. People also assume that with the hard life Charles was already living, it would be to mentally draining to live with the criticism of unbelievers.
Since unborn fetuses are also the possessors of worthy futures, “it follows that abortion is prima facie seriously morally wrong” (229). In support of his thesis, he makes reference to two points. The first of these considerations states that the “deprivation of a future” theory clearly spells out why “we regard killing as one of the worst of crimes” (227). When someone is, for example, robbed or raped (though both awful occurences in their own right), they still have a valuable future to which they look towards as a means as inspiration and support. When someone dies, their future is gone, lost to the world of unrealized potential and we, as humans, often spend a great deal of time abhorring the notion of “what could have been.” The second of these considerations states that the theory is in line with the thought process of the terminally ill who “believe that the loss of a future to them that they would otherwise have experienced is what makes their premature death a very bad thing” (227).
understanding and hope rests on the resurrection. Without the resurrection, sin and death are not defeated. Jesus is just another prophet, and not our Savior. His resurrection gives us the hope for the future, and his life is an example of the life we should try to emulate while on earth. Heaven is upon us here on earth, and the devil is using every bit of power he has left before being cast out for good, and Jesus returns to claim his new world.
He accept the idea that Jesus died for “our sins”. Salvation according to many Christians is only practical through Jesus Christ and his death on the cross is the absolute sacrifice that will make up for the sins of the humanity. Therefore we can say that his death has been presented and classified as a "parole", which really gives us an idea that people 's sin has been forgiven. Because of