Sacrifice of animals is also allowed and practiced in Islam. Muslims sacrifice animals in different cases. Sacrifice of animals is one of the great rituals of Islam, in which we remember the unity of ALLAH, His blessings and the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). This ritual held great importance in Islam. Al-Udhiyah: Al-udhiyah refers to the animal (sheep, goat, cow, camel) that is sacrificed as an act of worship to ALLAH,
How might /should a biblical worldview influence the way you treat interact with the environment and non-human creation? God created the heavens and the earth and we should treat it with respect the same way that we treat people. We should love our world and everything in it because it could be gone in an instant. It is a beautiful
Responsibility is defined as “something that you should do because it is morally right, [and] legally required” (www.merriam-webster.com). In “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, the theme of social responsibility is frequently used throughout the novel. Various characters in the book are conflicted with whether they should be socially responsible for the greater good of society. On the issue of social responsibility, Johnson C. Montgomery, author of “The Island Of Plenty,” states that: “As compassionate human beings we grieve for the condition of mankind, but our grief must not interfere with our perception of reality and our planning for a better future for those who will come after us……but the truth is often very simple and reality is inhumane”.
I, like Mary Midgley, agree with Peter Singer in that humans should not harm or be cruel to animals if it is not completely necessary. I agree with his argument regarding animals being used for cosmetic testing and medical testing, and with his argument against harsh factory farming practices, but I find his moral argument against the use of animals for food questionable. I believe meat-eating as a dietary practice for all of humankind is justifiable. Peter Singer implies that humans and non-humans are equal in more ways than many people like to recognize, but one thing he fails to acknowledge is that humans and non-humans also share a shared instinct for survival.
Responsibility is always a sign of trust”. White Man's dog had the responsibility to lead this raid and he is prepared to do anything to make him look good and gain trust from his partners, family, and camp. Lastly, the transformation of White Man's dog was because others began to trust him and he became a brave and was looked upon with good medicine . In James Welch's novel, Fools Crow, the author uses White Man's Dog to demonstrate that people change when they have trust from others. Also gaining respect makes an enormous change in a character.
I believe I can help mankind by being organized, non-judgemental, trustworthy, as well as a lover of animals. These skills will help me become a Veterinary Assistant so I take care of many animals. By being non-judgemental, I can help people by not passing judgement on how they care for their animals or how they judge people. Also, pet owners, known as clients, may inculcate trust in me. By investing their trust in me, I am motivated to help their pets with all of my abilities.
To the Puritans, they believed in collective guilt and that one should repent for their sinful actions till their death; they viewed sin as a socially unacceptable crime. Hawthorne himself agrees with the idea of ‘doctrine of original sin,’, however, he opposes to the Puritanical traditional thinking and suggests how sin is an educative effect that alters one into an incomparable wise figure before the ‘sinful’ act (Mills 97).“‘Among all its bad influences, the black veil had the one desirable effect of making its wearer a very efficient clergyman. By the aid of his mysterious emblem---for there was no other apparent cause---he became a man of awful power over souls that were in agony for sin”’ (Hawthorne 262). Through the use an awe tone, Hawthorne illustrates how the effect of the veil has transformed Minister Hooper into a more effective minister than before. From the words that provide the perception of awe, ‘efficient,’ ‘mysterious,’and ‘awful,’ it depicts a sense of reverential respect yet incorporated fear within it.
Although the Bible emphasises the sacredness of human life, as being made in the image of God, Joseph Fletcher argues from a Liberal Christian perspective. He argues in his ethical theory that the greatest Agape or love of one’s neighbour is shown to result in certain situations.In the context of euthanasia he would argue that the greatest Christian compassion should be shown to the sufferers in the final stages of terminal illness as well as the greatest Agape for the family, who are also suffering. In this sense, situation ethics seems to support active, voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, as it shows the greatest Christian compassion in the circumstances.
Those we help is not a far-off issue. God sees our efforts for helping the poor as a means of sustaining our relationship with him. And for upholding a vision of morality, with special care to the poor and concern for the most vulnerable and needy. Nevertheless, we should not stop here, we ought to delve deep into Scripture for guidance and direction. The authority of Scripture helps measure our ethics and decision making.
Nevertheless, there are a lots of researches work and studies that verify the contrast what they contend. In conclusion, animals are gift and blessing from God. His majesty created them with special structures of minds and distinctive properties. These structures and properties make animals important and cannot dispense with them in life. In addition, in the development countries there are numerous of laws that protect animals from persecution and violence except in the poor countries.
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.
“I want to forgive. I want to embrace. I don’t want more suffering.” said Ivan to his brother Alyosha after reflecting on the unjust evil innocents face because of humanity’s sinful actions. Ivan’s words shed light to the idea of idealism versus reality. Realizing that cruelty is present in the lives of the most innocent, lead me to assert that evil is a real problem as it intervenes between the harmonic and idealistic view that the world consists of genuine, good people.