Biblical Christian Worldview V. The Problem of Evil What is evil? Atheism affirms evil but denies the reality of God Finite godism can claim that God desires to destroy evil but is unable to because he is limited in power
The Value of Gold: Alan Meece Eric A. Meece In ethics, there is one concept that is taught universally in all religions: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Treat others as you would wish to be treated. A few months ago, my minister quoted the golden rule as formulated by about 15 different religions, and each one sounded almost identical.
What would we have others do unto us? The golden rule assumes that we wish ourselves to be well treated. We have to want to be treated well, before we know how we wish others to treat us. This implies that, for the golden rule to work, we must care about ourselves. Then we must go further.
That way, we can care about the other person, just as we care about ourselves.
The philosopher Kant put the golden rule in a language that appeals to philosophers, and it was called the categorical imperative. In other words, act according to a rule that you would have others act according to. Eventually the imperative is transmuted into the following form: In other words, human beings are intrinsically valuable.
Kant says we are to care about human beings for their own sake, not for how they may be used for some ulterior motive. Are there other ethical principles that are more relevant and useful?
It should be evident that this is a demanding standard for American free enterprise, because its governing principle is quite contrary. The governing principle of American business is, according to generally accepted accounting priinciples: This is the bottom line.
It is a rule of gold, rather than a golden rule. Whatever serves this bottom line is right and proper conduct.The doctrine of the imago Dei has been criticized for technically excluding people who suffer from severe cognitive disabilities.
With such . Aug 18, · Worldview and Meta – Ethics What is a worldview? Charles Colson defines a worldview as “the sum total of our beliefs about the world, the ‘big picture’ that directs our daily decisions and actions (it) is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality.” It is helpful to think of worldviews in relation to vision.
The world is full of dangerous, toxic ideas that invade our thoughts, undermine our Christian worldview, and extend into our very behavior. Unfortunately, Christians often live their live. Ethics and Worldviews A worldview is the set of beliefs that is fundamentally grounded in each person’s heart whether they realize it or not, whether they hold true to it or not.
Put simply, it is the basis on which a person lives his/her life. Worldview and Ethics Ethics is, in plain terms, simply the study of morality. Morality is one of those issues which every worldview addresses, but which has no empirical basis for its answers.
Christian Ethics. Christian Ethics – Introduction Ethics is the study of good and evil, right and wrong. Biblical Christian ethics is inseparable from theology because it is grounded in the character of God.