Religion and Ethics Notes for exam 2

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Philosophy: Religion and Ethics God Religion absolute standard Idea that god gives us commands God created us for happiness, garden of eve, Adam and Eve Most important day: judgment day Creator that is judging all over the world Doing what the god doesn’t want= immoral, hell Doing what he wants=moral, heaven Second commandment is like the first- love your neighbor, love yourself, treat others as you would like to be treated Sin- selfish, love yourself more than your neighbor, thinking you’re the center You have to be free and brave to show your true moral character Doing something nice for someone due to being forced doesn’t show anything about your true desires or your true moral character God had a metaphorical gun, puts fear in us through the idea of hell Instant of pleasure vs eternity of pain in hell God doesn’t want us to know about threats of hell or heaven, god wants to judge your true moral character and with threats of fear or promises of heaven your true character is not shown Agape- giving love freely, wanting nothing in return Eros- not real love, wants something in return, usually refers to sex If something happened world wide showing us extreme power it would put fear in us, therefore it cant be god. God doesn’t want fear in us. Who is it? The devil. The devil it deceiving, he wouldn’t tell you it was the devil, he would tell you its god knowing you would listen. Whatever extent it takes away from real freedom &/or love (true moral character) = devil Someone who doesn’t believe in supernatural things such as god or the devil may believe its aliens Aliens attacked world spiriting people away Somebody is behind the mask Nothing proves the existence of god or supernatural= radical Potential that this is all just stories Small miracles create doubt, people have disbelief When you don’t know that god is watching is when you’re free, morality is what you do when you don’t know that you’re being watched Atheists think they know for sure that there is no god, how do they know this? They don’t Cant be sure they you’ll get away with something, you might get caught When you feel doubt about god, that is not what they have taught you You’re only free when you doubt the existence of god If you think your father is watching, you don’t sin People afraid of dying don’t believe in an after life Faith is not “I have faith in god, the bible, etc” God wants you to doubt so that you are free Treat others with the respect and dignity that you would like to be treated with, no excuse for bad behavior Have faith in agape Faith in love is the right way to live even if you get nothing in return, even if you get screwed, continue to love You have to have love in your life
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Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the bible Judgment day Morality Need freedom
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