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morality - Morality Weallthinkthatmoralityisimportant,

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    “We all think that morality is important,  but we can't agree on what is moral.”* To conservative Christians "moral values"  tends to refer to sexual behavior and issues  such as marriage and abortion.  To more liberal Christians, secular people,  Jews, Muslims, that tends to oftentimes  mean social justice questions -- poverty, the  environment, war and peace.  *Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Nov. 7, 2004
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    What makes something  moral? Is it a moral issue only if our action affects  others?  Murder, stealing, rape, lying or…  Is it also a moral issue even if our action does  not have a negative impact on others? Hunting? Cheating/plagiarism? Abortion?  Suicide/Euthanasia? Prostitution?  Polygamy? Doing drugs?
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    Ethics of Virtue vs.  Ethics of Duty Virtue Ethics: Be  good Internally motivated  – imposed from  within (innate) Punished from  within (sense of  shame, guilt) Affects the self  (even if not others)
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