Although there have been many negative acts committed in the name of religion, this does not mean that those acts were directly caused by teachings of that certain religion. For example, Islam does not teach that terrorism is right and that killing people is the way to get to heaven but in fact the religion of Islam forbids any killing and is wanting to be the religion of peace not what certain people or groups make the religion look like. The Quran does not by anyway mention that killing other innocent people is a way to
H.P Owen said that “it is impossible to conceive of a command without also thinking of a commander” which means that if there are moral laws, then there must a lawgiver who set them. Moral codes are based on religion and are compared to the standards set by religious teachings. Moral behaviour is judged on whether it agrees or disagrees with the teaching of God and religion, and this will determine whether it is to be considered right or wrong. For example, Evangelical Christians follow the teachings from the Bible, whereas Muslims base their morals on teachings of the Quran. Although there are different sources, morality all depends on teachings from religious sources of authority.
Situation ethics does have rules and principles to abide by. However, situationists are allowed to set these general rules aside if it seems more loving to do so. Situational ethics is a teleological theory as it is mainly concerned with the outcome and if this outcome is the most loving thing. Fletcher argued that “loves decisions are made situationally not prescriptively” this statement can be accounted for by the actions of Jesus Christ himself. Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/introduction/intro_1.shtml I think that ethics is acknowledging the difference between something right and wrong; it is a thinking procedure of deciding whether something shouldn’t or should be done. In my opinion being ethical is saying something or doing something and keeping you integrity. It is being able to stand up for yourself and what you believe without any negativity that could be offensive to others. Not every person is perfect but when faced with a difficult decision, if you do the best thing you can do then that means you have good morals. When a person’s first instinct is that something is wrong and therefore doesn’t do it that is ethical, however if knowing something is wrong but still do it that is unethical.
However, it is important to realize that what Islam is rejecting concerning the Trinity is not (may we emphasize, IS NOT) the biblical view of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but rather they are rejecting the heretical concept of the trinity being God the Father, Mary the Mother and Jesus the Son, This is blasphemy to them and, may we say, to the Christian as well. One reason for this distorted view of the trinity is that the Arabs had no Arabic New Testament and thus had been influenced by a false Christian view.This emphasis on the unity of God comes across in other ways. Islam teaches that God is divorced from His creation. He is so unified to Himself that He cannot be associated with creation. His transcendence is so great that He acts impersonally, even to the point of choosing those He wants for
Mill believed it was extremely important that an indivduals free will should not be crushed by society. Mill believed indivduality is what it is to be human and anything that takes away your indivuduality is wrong. Mill state in his book On Liberty “Whatever crushes indivduality is despotism.” Despostism is the idea of dictatorship so Mill is saying that anything that stops our indivduality for example religion is controlling us and not allowing us to be free, which is wrong. Althought we are free we must consider others, this means that we can use our freedom however we must make sure we are not spoiling the freedom of others. This is supported by Paul Kurtz who states humans have the right “to satisfy their tastes” but however they shold not “impose their values on others.” For example you may want to murder someone with your free will however if you go ahead and commit the crime you are negatively effecting others in society and this is wrong.
Islam prohibits the sculpting or painting of figures such as people or animals. Muhammad once said that” people who make such images will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and they will be asked to make alive what you have created.” Of course, they will be unable to do so. For the most part, Islamic art is the work of anonymous artists. Religious humility and a focus on the art (rather than the artist) meant that artists rarely signed their work. To avoid any idolatry, certain art forms and styles are forbidden in Islam.
I try hard to teach them the true Islam because I do not need them among those who use Islam in a wrong way to kill or to hurt others. Furthermore, I do not want them to be among those who do not believe in God and worship money and themselves. I work hard to put in my daughters’ minds and hearts how to worship the creator of this world, not the creations. As a father, I teach my daughters how to practice Islam in life, and I want them to feel the presence of God everywhere; therefore, he always sees and knows what his believers do, either good or
What Role Should Religion Play In Public Life? Religion should play a role in public life because that is what is wrong with the world. If there is more faith then we wouldn’t have all the crime and hatred that we do today. Our right to talk about religion and wear items that are symbolic to religion are covered in the constitution. The first Amendment gives us freedom of speech and allows us to wear or display items that are symbolic to religion.
Natural Law, according to Thomas Aquinas said that “natural law was the divine law of god.” If a state law conflicted with divine Law it was said to be invalid. Next, we have morality. “Morals are beliefs and values which are shared by a society or sections of a society; they tell those who share them what is right and wrong” Under morality, Positivists argue that a law can be valid even if it is morally wrong to have that law. For example, File sharing on the Internet is said to be illegal due to laws stating so. However, the majority of people in society don’t believe that it is right to buy all music from stores if they can buy it online and so there for do so.