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Can Some People Be Trusted?

Willows
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7/30/2016 7:42:37 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
Consider this scenario:
An employer is interviewing a prospective candidate for a job vacancy.
The applicant says that he is a religious in that he is a "mild Christian". He explains that there are varying degrees of Christianity and that he is not one of the hard-core fundamentalist kind.
The employer then asks the applicant what he values most about his faith to which he replies: "Without religion we would have no morals."
Given that the applicant is "mild" with his religion can we reasonably suppose that he is "mild" with his morals?
And can the employer trust this man enough to hire him?
uncung
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7/30/2016 7:46:48 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/30/2016 7:42:37 AM, Willows wrote:
Consider this scenario:
An employer is interviewing a prospective candidate for a job vacancy.
The applicant says that he is a religious in that he is a "mild Christian". He explains that there are varying degrees of Christianity and that he is not one of the hard-core fundamentalist kind.
The employer then asks the applicant what he values most about his faith to which he replies: "Without religion we would have no morals."
Given that the applicant is "mild" with his religion can we reasonably suppose that he is "mild" with his morals?
And can the employer trust this man enough to hire him?

Let us trust the facts and the scientific stuff only.
PureX
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7/30/2016 3:51:54 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/30/2016 7:42:37 AM, Willows wrote:
Consider this scenario:
An employer is interviewing a prospective candidate for a job vacancy.
The applicant says that he is a religious in that he is a "mild Christian". He explains that there are varying degrees of Christianity and that he is not one of the hard-core fundamentalist kind.
The employer then asks the applicant what he values most about his faith to which he replies: "Without religion we would have no morals."
Given that the applicant is "mild" with his religion can we reasonably suppose that he is "mild" with his morals?
And can the employer trust this man enough to hire him?

Yes.

"All things in moderation, including moderation, itself".

The wise man understands the importance of moderation, Yet that there may come an occasion when he has to stand firm in his beliefs. And an honest man understands the need for moral flexibility in regards to establishing 'proper moral context'. Both of these characteristics indicate a wise and honest human being.
janesix
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7/31/2016 12:19:58 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/30/2016 7:42:37 AM, Willows wrote:
Consider this scenario:
An employer is interviewing a prospective candidate for a job vacancy.
The applicant says that he is a religious in that he is a "mild Christian". He explains that there are varying degrees of Christianity and that he is not one of the hard-core fundamentalist kind.
The employer then asks the applicant what he values most about his faith to which he replies: "Without religion we would have no morals."
Given that the applicant is "mild" with his religion can we reasonably suppose that he is "mild" with his morals?
And can the employer trust this man enough to hire him?

No one can be trusted. That includes any diety.