Writing Assignment I

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1 Writing Assignment I One of the most interesting themes associated with our readings are those of Plato. Plato’s views on morality and God are some of the most poignant and important matters that I can think of. It is amazing to read the complex notions of holiness that Plato presents and strives to teach. Though not always correct the basic underlying concepts of Plate and his view of God and morality are uplifting and helpful. The debate on morality and holiness, which is essentially the quandary of what, is right and wrong is the theme that I find to be far reaching. Does a universal law of morality exist? If indeed there is, then it is most important that we understand the universal law and live it. Plato states that holiness is loved by the God’s because it is holy. They themselves do not make something holy simply by loving it. This idea translated to modern terms would be; some actions are morally right because God commands it or some actions are commanded of god simply because they are of themselves morally correct. I myself have found this to be quite the quandary. The repercussions of these two options are far reaching. Consider the first which is that some actions are morally right because God commands it. Are the actions of rape, murder and theft ever morally correct? If this is the case then indeed there are no absolutes to morality. It exists along the parameters that God sets and he may change them at his whim. Fanaticism
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