Journal Reflections

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Journal Reflections – Sara Martinson January 13, 2011 There are hundreds of moral problems and dilemmas. In the reading it talked about a decision that Mary had to make concerning her mother in the hospital. There are two options for her to make: not let her mother suffer or save a human life at all costs. Personally I think that it all depends on the situation and the family. There are so many variables to consider when determining whether or not to keep someone alive or let them move on to a better place. If the person is really struggling and suffering that in that instance it may be best to end the life of someone. If I was ever in that circumstance, I am not sure what I would do. I think it really would depend on the situation. I know I would have a hard time choosing to end the life of anyone I love but if they are really struggling and suffering it may not be worth it at all for them to stay alive, as long as they had no chance of coming back around. The world is not always as we think it should be; we think it ought to be different. The world is never going to be as we think it should be and we need to learn to realize that. Sometimes I have to wonder why it never will be. Why cannot anything ever be just as we think it should be? Even the little things seem to never work out. Even when one little thing does seem to go the way you want it to, right away something else goes wrong. Doors close and doors open. On the other hand though, I think there are times in our lives where good things happen. Those good things though, may not always seem like such a
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good thing at the time, but I think they are more of a God thing. We have to understand that God puts everything in our lives for a reason and accepting that is key. January 14, 2011 I guess something that I question in regards to moral relativism is the fact that it is so subjective and the fact that people don’t seem to accept that. The whole point of meta- ethical subjectivism is that people are going to have different emotional responses to different morals. If theorist can accept that people are going to have different emotional responses, why don’t they also accept that people are just going to have different morals? And if people are going to have different morals, is there really a right or a wrong? We strongly feel that killing someone, lying, stealing or adultery are all bad things; we seem that as a “wrong.” However, someone living 1000 miles away probably don’t see killing someone or adultery as bad thing. We find that appalling so we think they are wrong, yet we continue to believe that everyone is going to have different morals. What makes us any more right than the next guy? I personally believe that those are wrong: killing, lying, stealing, adultery, and I feel I am right about that. God laid it out in the Bible that these things are sins and we should use them as a guideline to live our lives. Most people are going to believe that killing someone is wrong, but do we all have to? Another way to look at this is that maybe morals aren’t different but the situation in which
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