04.Religion & Military

04.Religion & Military - Week 4: Religion and the...

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Week 4: Religion and the Military Religion and the Warrior What are possible conflicts between religion and the mission? How do we as leaders deal with others’ religious beliefs? How do our own beliefs affect our decision making as leaders? an we just ignore religion? Can we just ignore religion? hallenges of Statement of Faith Creation of Adam ( Michelangelo) C a e ges o State e t o a t Disclaimer : intend not to offend but to challenge! Religious faith: what’s at stake?
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Summary of Laws God’s supreme plan (timeless) Divine Law (commands) Natural Law (reason) Laws of Coming ct 19 Science Oct. 19 Human Law (rights; civil law)
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“An action is right (wrong) if and only if it is commanded Divine Law (Divine Command Theory) An action is right (wrong) if and only if it is commanded (prohibited) by God” Moral obligations given by God gg y G How does one recognize God’s commands? “Is it right because God commands it, The Euthyphro Dilemma or does God command it because it is right?” Explain this to me in “Dummy’s Guide” terms!
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REFTRA: Priority of Loyalties (Roush) CONSTITUTION MISSION SERVICE SHIP SHIPMATE SHIPMATE SELF Where does God fit in ??
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How Do We Deal with Other’s Faith? (Case Study #1) The Christmas Party Commanding Officer of a shore command with several hundred military & civilian staff Annual Christmas Party with many of the other organizations that worked with them; often over 400 people in attendance Social venue: lunch, carols, music, and a Santa who would give out gag gifts This year, a civilian female comes to you three weeks prior to the y, y p party and sincerely says she does not feel comfortable as a non- Christian going to this party What do you do?
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How Do We Deal with Other’s Faith?
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course ETHICS NE203 taught by Professor Cmdrdoxey during the Spring '09 term at Naval Academy.

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