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DIVINE ORDER2Divine OrderPart 1: Divine CommandDebates about ethics theories have faced divided support from philosophers both from thepast and in the present. Divine command theory is the perception that the definition of morality,in a way depends on God (Austin, n.d.). In this aspect, the moral obligation of the believers is toobey the command of God. The theory believes that things are right to do because Godcommands them to be so. However, there is a deep diversity in the specificity of the contentacross different religions, although all divine theorists have a common belief that morality isultimately depended on God. The theory has raised a great controversy, with philosophersdefending its argument and others fiercely in the opposition (Austin, n.d.). Moral philosophersderive interest in the relationship existing between religion and ethics. it also raises the questionof the role that religion plays in the society, in regard to moral deliberations structure.Euthyphro’s and SocratesEuthyphro’s dialogue with Socrates is common among many discussions of moralphilosophers. Euthyphro plays an important role in reflecting a side on which a substantialproportion of the critics of the divine command base their arguments. When he meets Socrates, itis in a court where he was prosecuting his father (Austin, n.d.). His family disapproves of theaction of prosecuting his father for a servant’s murder as impious, albeit he believes it is amorally right action. His family do not understand the divine attitude towards his actions. Themoment set a suitable platform for Socrates and Euthyphro to engage in a discussion about thenature of piety.

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MRS. JOSPHINE
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