How can situation ethics be regarded as a useful ethical theory? Situational ethics are a Christian theory, the fundamental principal is that love overrides all other moral rules. Love in this sense is the Christian view of love, not selfish, individual love, but the wider concept of 'agape' unconditional love for all. IF all ethics can be overridden by Love, then, there are no rules, there can be no rules. Everything can be overridden by Love/Agape, it can be used as an excuse to justify any action.
In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin recognized the merit of the virtuous life that Puritan colonist hold so dear. He began to see that a path of virtue not only led to moral perfection but also to worldly success. And while his path differed considerably from the Puritans, in many ways, they were similar enough to arrive at the same destination. After attending a sermon that defined the meaning of a virtuous life, Benjamin Franklin sought to achieve moral perfection. Like the Puritans, he planned to combat natural inclinations by building a life of strong moral preservation.
The greatest statement about love is the great commandment, “Jesus said to him ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’” (Matthew 22:37). In philosophy, love is asset acting for all individual sympathy, concern, and care. Love is the link to many religions. For example, in Bible states “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Love is also explained as an act towards someone else created on kindness.
The instructor should then be able to see the entire process you took to create your final draft. Love is the most beneficial fruit of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 13:13“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. “For Love is the foundation on which all the other fruits of the spirit are built on and Begging with. That is why Love is mentioned first in this passage, and all others follow behind love.
Situation Ethics is the teleological theory which aims to bring the greater good, it’s similar to the idea of utilitarianism which was also aiming for the greater good for the most amount of people. Situation Ethics looks at the intentions instead of the outcome. This is the opposite of the deontological ethics which focuses on the intrinsic rightness or wrongness of actions. The theory would also acknowledge the consequences of the actions, not the actions themselves, therefore it suggests that the action would be ‘good’ if it brings out a good consequence. Situation Ethics runs on the idea of agapeistic love which is the Christian concept of unconditional love, which is how the greater good works.
Reason is a matter of faith. Reason in Christian faith can reveal the truth about the world and people. Faith and Reason can be described as the revelation of God. Reason can hold up faith but will never replace of it. Faith without reason is impossible but with knowledge faith can be possible and know God and what all he has done.
But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cause; where there is knowledge it will vanish away.” But this must conclude that love is very powerful indeed to never fail. Paul also says in 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.” In this passage Paul was waiting of a particular type of love. This essay will be about the four different types of love and when, how, and where they apply. These four different types are: eros, agape, philia, and storge. To better understand these lets see what definitions are given for each one of these.
It is the love that Jesus and St Paul talked about in the Bible – AGAPE. Situation ethics is ideal because agape appeals to both theists and non-theists: C. S. Lewis was a theist and he said ‘love himself can work in those who know nothing of him’; whereas B. Russell was an atheist and said ‘what the world needs is Christian love or compassion’. Situation ethics means that there is no ethical standard that can be uniformly or consistently applied, for each situation demands its own standard of ethics. It basically states that sometimes other moral principles can be cast aside in certain situations if love is best served. Situation ethics was created upon the belief that there are no universal moral rules or right because each case or situation is unique and deserves a unique solution.
Blake’s choice to personify love as seeking something is significant towards understanding the clod’s view of love. The clod itself represents a state of pure, childlike innocence which only seeks altruistic motives. Yet there is a degree of self-sacrificing, as all altruistic acts involve, since “for another [it] gives its ease.” The ending idea that love somehow “builds a Heaven in Hells despair” is another representation of the dialectical view of love. Blake did not “believe there is such a thing literally”; instead the real Hell is not a place but a state which the
Christians focus is not so much on rituals and good deeds, but more so the relationship with God and getting to God personally. Christians put faith in their God, which in turn brings joy and peace to his or her life. As stated earlier relationships with the divine in religious traditions is essential part of each, some are more personal while other are based on one’s spiritual efforts. Molloy (2010) states sacred time is “time of eternity” (p.43). Each religion values