Right or Wrong answers to ethics?
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I truly believe there are no right or wrong answers to ethics. Everyone is morally entitled to their own ethical belief. Everyone should have the right to choose which religion they wish to follow. No one person should be forced to serve a particular God because of what someone else believes in. For example, if someone chooses to believe that there is "No real God", they shouldn't be frowned upon by others who believe that there is a God. Many people can voice their own opinions on ethics and whether there's right or wrong answers to it, but what exactly are ethics? Ethics refers to living up to those well grounded standards of whether something is right or wrong. It also refers to the continuous effort of studying our own moral beliefs and our own moral conducts. For example, many religious people feel that committing a deadly sin is "wrong", while others look at it as a way of life. They wouldn't consider it a right or wrong action, just something that one can be forgiven for. Most religions, of course, demonstrate high standards. Yet, if ethics were confined to religion, then ethics would only apply to religious people . But ethics applies as much to the behavior of the atheist as to that of the devout religious person. Religion can set high ethical standards and can provide intense motivations for ethical behavior. Ethics, however, cannot be confined to religion nor is it the same as religion. Ethics is more of what's considered the "norm". Societies morality is based on the Bible and the Quran. Even though people think it's just a piece of literature by the previous generations, many people really live their lives based off of these two important aspects. Some civilians believe that they should live by the Bible or Quran, while others just believes it's just a book written to inform you. But, who's to say either person is morally right or wrong? No one can truly give the exact definition of what's right or wrong. Everyone is taught different ways of defining right or wrong. For example, people who have gone to a religious school, Catholic as an example, may have been taught the right or wrong way to live their lives, while others will strongly disagree with that. But, again, no one is right or wrong for believing in what they believe in. Many people tend to not get along with or "hang around" with someone who disagrees with the way they choose to live their lives. Yet, everyone is raised differently and are taught certain ways to behave. But, no ones' actions are considered right or wrong. Just because someone does live a certain lifestyle doesn't mean their live is unacceptable. People should have the freedom of choice to choose the lifestyle they want to live, not anyway else. Another great example would be how atheist people live their lives not based off of serving a particular God and how that one God must control his or her life, but it's themselves who make their own rightful religious decisions.
Ethic's depends on how the person view's the world and everything else that's around them. There are many different religious groups in our society. If believing in ethic's were "doing what the society wants," then people need to figure out what society is truly made out of.These group's consist of Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Atheist, etc. There are people who are "ashamed" of their religion so they choose to following what most of the society is following. For example, in high-school there was a Muslim girl who wore the hijab but for some reason she would always say that she was Atheist. Denying your own religion basically means you're just following a certain crowd just because you want to "fit in." You are correct about how people can commit "deadly" sins. A deadly sin can be considered as murdering someone just because you felt like it was the "right" thing. But that doesn't necessarily make it a "right" decision. It may be right to you but to other people it might make you a criminal. A person shouldn't take someone else's life. This life was giving to us by God so it should just be God's decision on whether we should stay alive or not; not another human beings decision. God is the one who gave us life and God should be the only one who can take it away from us! Most of the religion's are connected. We all have a God that we believe in. It might be different considering that our society has many religious beliefs. But at the end we all have that one God that we pray to and think about. Considering Atheist people don't believe in "God" as must as other religions do. But they still believe in something even if it's a little bit. But no religion should have the "power" to decide whether or not the civilian should life. Just because someone believes in the "death penalty" in their religion doesn't give them an opportunity to show it to the society. Civilians need to be considerate about how the world actually "works." We all understand that nothing in life is fair or even morally correct, but sometime's people need to just put a stop to their "own" beliefs. Saying that there are no right or wrong answer's in ethic's is just like saying there are no right or wrong answer's in society. The term "right" can be used in many different way's. To some people it might mean "proper" and to other people it might just mean good. Also the term "wrong" can be correct for a person but incorrect for another. Being ethical is not the same as "doing what everyone says," even though majority of our society is made up of people who like to do what a certain crowd does. Our society is made up of people who just wants to fit into the "group." No one really has their "own" way of things. They're afraid that their way might be judged by a certain group so they just continue on doing that everyone else does. Our society is a just made up of certain "important" people with just a bunch of follower's. People just like to do what the "whole" world is doing.
That's correct. Abortion can be classified as either a "selfish" act or even a personal act. But in certain religious beliefs it is considered a "wrong" act. In some religions the situation doesn't really matter, they look at the fact that aborting a baby is the same thing as murdering someone. It's still considered as a sin, and in their world you will never be forgiven by god. If a female is having health problems and can't give birth at the moment. Abortion isn't the only way. There are pills and even shots to stop the baby from growing and would help get "rid" of the baby in normal terms. Whether or not the child has health problems taking their own life shouldn't be up to the person itself. We are all god's creations and if God didn't want us to have that baby, God wouldn't have caused the pregnancy to happen. Same thing goes for homosexuals. We cannot judge them but in our society what majority of the citizens think is usually the "right" thing. No one ever stands up and tries to prove otherwise. So concluding this statement what the society thinks is either the "right" or "wrong," that's how thing's should be and is going to be. Society is the way people determine whether they should do something or not. Even schools have been that same way. Most students go to college's that their friend's go to. It may not be the correct school for them but since that's what majority of people are doing it's counted as the "correct" thing for them. Another example is how most mother's base everything on their surroundings. If they hear something on the news or even if just a friend told them something they automatically assume that it's true. Since the news and their friend's say that it's right than it has to be right; because the news or their friend's would never tell them anything that's incorrect. When majority of the citizens claim that something is right in a certain way than it has to be right only and only in the specific way. That's how life in today's society truly works out. We are taught what is right and what is wrong as a child and as we get older those thought's are remained the same in our head's because that is what was given to us when we were just little infant's. That is what is given to us whether or not it is morally correct, it is correct to the society so it has to be followed. But what happens to our own beliefs. Our own beliefs end up disappearing when the truth value of things come in. Your own belief is nothing compared to the beliefs of the society as a whole. People only can have their beliefs but when putting those in action, society comes before anything else. Even if we don't agree with the "right's" and "wrong's" we still have to follow them because we aren't capable of standing out. Citizens are so afraid of what people would think of them so they end up just doing what is counted as right. People even judge other people for what the society believes and there isn't anything that people can do about it. All you can do is accept that there are thing's in this world that cannot be changed.
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