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An Approach To Morality Essay

  • Submitted by: jmartin127
  • on February 12, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 563 words

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My opinion on humans being good bad or a combination of both is, I think all human have the capability to have both good and bad within them because you can’t believe in good without believing in bad. Because you can have a good person that has bad thoughts or bad actions doesn’t that turn that good person bad?   If you take a look at St. Augustine (354-430) he says each individual has this original sin and that human beings are basically evil and that his belief that humans are morally responsible for their actions, with his belief that one’s life is predestined. I don’t agree with St Augustine that all humans are predestined to be good or bad, I think we all have a moral chose to either be good or bad. So for St Augustine to say that would dismiss his claim about freewill and how every human has freewill. I do think Kant and Categorical Principles have a point the “Everyone had a right to control what happens to his or her own body” what I think that means is in everyday life you are given the chose to be good or bad or a companion of both no one not even god or whomever be believe in can take that chose from you.
Do you agree with any of the belief systems? If yes, which one and why?   To be 100% honest I don’t really believe in an of the belief systems that I seen in the Lesson Presentation or the reading, I was brought up as Southern Baptist so I grew up pretty strict household.
How does your personal belief system affect your approach to morality? Yes my personal belief system and religious belief affect my approach to morality and everyday life. But I also think the way I was raised and who raised me had a lot to do with how I approach morality. For an example we were taught that a marriage is between a man and a women and that it wasn’t because god said it should be this way, we learned that at a very early age even before we got into the bible and reading it. And we were also though that breaking the law was bad and has we grew up and started learning...

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