Steve Wilkens Open Endness Analysis

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I believe what Wilkens was stating when he wrote “open-endedness can make us a little crazy because we crave certainty” (213), was that everyone wants to view life, in black in white, the world would move in harmony, if we didn’t have gray areas, or at least we all would like to think so. We all want to be able to stand firm in our beliefs, without wavering, without any doubt in our ethical system or within ourselves. Not only do we desire this confidence in our beliefs and within ourselves, we also desire solidarity. We want to be able to live connected and in harmony, however our vast difference in ethical beliefs and in personal preferences makes us all different, different is beautiful, but it is also viewed as dangerous. Our survival instincts are so ingrained, in us, most often we view different as dangerous, and miss the beauty that a different perceptive has to offer, all together. I truly believe one could walk away with a cynic’s view of Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics, An Introduction to Theories of Right and Wrong, Second Edition, believing Steve Wilkens did not want to pick any…show more content…
We are made in the image of the God, and we all have different traits of his character. Our many different traits, help us to have a unique worldview, and our worldview is how we create our ethical system. To be precisely clear, I am not declaring “that all paths lead to heaven”, I am simply stating, that just because your ethical beliefs are correct, scarcely means that others’ ethical beliefs are without merit. With all certainty, there is one God and one Devil, one Heaven and one Hell, however on Earth, there are a lot of gray areas and for those gray areas, I would suggest opening the Bible, prayer, soul searching and seeking wisdom from others. So, to conclude, one could respond to Wilkens’ open-endedness with cynicism, but it would unquestionably be an “…unhelpful response…” (Wilkens 215) to others and
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