Philosophy Paper 1.docx - Rodriguez 1 Joseph Rodriguez Dr Matheson PHI 2010 September 9 2015 Paper#1 Morality in Existence to Poverty 1 People are

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Rodriguez 1 Joseph Rodriguez Dr. Matheson PHI - 2010 September 9, 2015 Paper #1 Morality in Existence to Poverty 1. People are currently experiencing the badness of suffering and death due to poverty. 2. You can alleviate (at least some of) that badness without incurring comparable badness. 3. If (1) and (2) are true, then you ought to give resources to help end poverty. 4. So, you ought to give resources to help end poverty. The existence of life is undoubtedly the creation of God himself and the workings of nature to further produce an aspect of life. The idea that a God may not exist is contradictory in itself because one who does not believe in God believes in something that opposes God which in essence stands for their own beliefs as a power greater than us and thus simply the workings of another God in a different aspect and thought. So refuting the disbelief of God is refuting the existence of life and its origins which would make one ignorant for no one person knows the true origins of where life in itself descended from. The relation that this premise has to do with poverty is the ambiguity that exists to why certain individuals exists in such circumstances. The fact of life is that there is a division between human beings that are thriving and others who are dying each and every day due to poverty. There is no one answer to why certain individuals are set into the life of poverty or why certain human beings are wealthy, it is just the way life works and has come to be understood. The designation of such positions in life is unknown and goes back to the premise of the unknown existence of life. Being that there’s some ambiguity to how life started and how it works. So the question arises, are those in economic prosperity and health required by morals to contribute to those who are not so fortunate. The answer to that is yes. We all were put here on this earth by God or a superior power that is greater than the existence of life itself. The belief in this case will assert the fact of how we got here, but does not answer the
Rodriguez 2 reason of why certain humans live the lives they do. That’s just how life is and we have come to accept that fact. So in accepting such fact, then we also must accept the fact we all inhabit the same planet and share the resources that it provides us. So if we all inhabit the same planet with the same resources provided to us then it is our moral obligation to share those resources with those who do not have them. This way both parties will benefit in one person fulfilling his/her duty as a human amongst a shared planet and the person living in poverty will strive and flourish.

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