The Last Acceptable Prejudice
... mean that I hate others’ religion or beliefs; they just aren’t what I believe. Being an atheist has impacted
my life more than any other decision I’ve made. While this nation was founded upon the idea of
religious freedom, many people today do not view atheism favorably. Throughout my life, my less- ...
Morality in the Modern World
... Some Big Questions in Ethics:
• If I do a good thing for a bad reason, does it
• Do ends justify means?
• Do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of
the few or the one?
• Is what’s wrong for you necessarily wrong for
• Is an action right or wrong depending on the
docx RELIGION AND MORALITY
... their aspect of morality especially on matters like war and abortion, in this way it can be seen that
religion and morality relates in a big away, as we can see that even people who don’t subscribe to
aspects of religion, uses it to make judgements, in another practical example, the media is usually ...
Religious Education - New Charter Academy
... If your child does not choose RE as an option subject they will be taught RE in a 7-10 week block of
1 hour per week. In these lessons your child will apply their understanding of religion developed at
KS3 to consider topical issues such as religious views on war.
As an Option Subject
You do not hav ...
File - ERC with Mrs. G. Brum
... Concepts in Ethics & Religious Culture
This section presents the concepts that must specifically be learned in ERC. The
concepts are compulsory since they are important to the development of the 2
competencies. Their learning will be progressive throughout high school. Dialogue is a
great way to lea ...
6 African Ethics
... • Rules that restrain our natural dispositions
may be acceptable
• But those that contradict them cannot be
Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong
... Religion and Ethics
•To act immorally has been seen as essentially
•Religion has dominated the moral landscape to
appear to be indistinguishable from morality.
•Most people identify morality with religion.
Does Morality Depend on Religion? - James Rachels
... strongly to a liberal support of abortion.
o Even if there is little scriptural basis for it, the
contemporary church’s stand is strongly anti-abortion.
o The church has not always taken this view, however.
... Unit 1: Religion and society
This unit focuses on the role of religious traditions in shaping personal and group identity. It
examines ways in which individuals and groups affect and change religious traditions, and are
affected and changed by them. The unit provides the opportunity for students to ...
... The Golden Rule
Test your behaviors by putting yourself
in another’s circumstances imagining
how you would feel if you were the
recipient rather than the perpetrator of
your behaviors. Empathetic living
RM Kalbag - North East Humanists
... “Know this then, presume not God to scan,
The proper study of Mankind is Man.”
Alexander Pope, An essay on Man, ii 1
When we talk about environmental issues nowadays, we tend to think in purely
physical terms, rarely of what might be called the moral or ethical environment. This is
the surrounding c ...
... We cannot know nature or reality in itself
Truth is not a correspondence of thing to the world
... hedonism. It suggests that “good” is that which ultimately gives the
greatest amount of pleasure to the greatest number of people.
Mores, Morality, Ethics
... Mores and Morality
• Mores are the moral customs and moral rules that a
group or society do as a matter of fact have.
• “No shoes, no shirt, no entry.”
“Do not spit in public.”
• Moral, =principles of right and wrong and standards
of conduct which are universally advocated, that is,
are put forth a ...
Ch.14 Lecture Notes
... Ex. Separation of Church and State
Secularization in the U.S.
Many believe that religion is no longer as important in U.S. Society
America does appear to be religious when compared to other industrial countries
EXAMINE- Charts on p. 483 and discuss what these numbers may mean; remind them
that on ...
... determine what you ought to do in a particular situation.
Morality also allows you to figure out whether a
particular decision or action is right or wrong.
Ethics is the philosophical study of morality.
Sport and Health Science
... Entry Task: List 5 topics we will cover in S&HS this year.
Which one are you most looking forward to and why?
... 4. Surely some human beings do not (or appear not to) have moral
intuitions; how do we expect them to act ethically without some exterior
and rationally defensible touchstone for ethical behavior?
5. One of Thiroux’s biggest concerns is the social dimension of ethical
decision making, so “if intuiti ...
... and “absolute”. Many people make the mistake of thinking that ethics is just a
matter of opinion and that people cannot err in setting their own moral
standards. If that were true, however, then we would not be able to offer
moral criticism of abhorrent behaviour – including murder, robbery, rape an ...
How Actions Can Be Morally Evaluated
... is not about abstract principles,
rights, or impartial (typically male) theories of
justice, but about caring for persons and
maintaining relationships (Gilligan)
The (feminine) virtue of caring for others in
specific situations is the basis upon which all
ethical thinking is grounded (Noddings)
Morality and religion
Morality and religion is the relationship between religious views and morals. Many religions have value frameworks regarding personal behavior meant to guide adherents in determining between right and wrong. These include the Triple Jems of Jainism, Judaism's Halacha, Islam's Sharia, Catholicism's Canon Law, Buddhism's Eightfold Path, and Zoroastrianism's ""good thoughts, good words, and good deeds"" concept, among others. These frameworks are outlined and interpreted by various sources such as holy books, oral and written traditions, and religious leaders. Many of these share tenets with secular value frameworks such as consequentialism, freethought, and utilitarianism.Religion and morality are not synonymous. Morality does not depend upon religion although this is ""an almost automatic assumption."" According to The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics, religion and morality ""are to be defined differently and have no definitional connections with each other. Conceptually and in principle, morality and a religious value system are two distinct kinds of value systems or action guides."" Morality is an active process which is, ""at the very least, the effort to guide one's conduct by reason, that is, doing what there are the best reasons for doing, while giving equal consideration to the interests of all those affected by what one does.""Value judgments can vary greatly between religions, past and present. People in various religious traditions, such as Christianity, may derive ideas of right and wrong by the rules and laws set forth in their respective authoritative guides and by their religious leaders. Equating morality to adherence to authoritative commands in a holy book is the Divine Command Theory. Polytheistic religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism generally draw from a broader canon of work. There has been interest in the relationship between religion and crime and other behavior that does not adhere to contemporary laws and social norms in various countries. Studies conducted in recent years have explored these relationships, but the results have been mixed and sometimes contradictory. The ability of religious faiths to provide value frameworks that are seen as useful is a debated matter. Religious commentators have asserted that a moral life cannot be led without an absolute lawgiver as a guide. Other observers assert that moral behavior does not rely on religious tenets, and secular commentators point to ethical challenges within various religions that conflict with contemporary social norms.