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Intro to Ethics – PHIL 200 Unit 2 Unit 2 Challenge 1 Which of the following statements about divine command theory is true?
Divine command theory states that God freely chooses what is right and what is wrong. Divine command theory is an objectivist moral theory. Norman learns from his pastor that God commands people to love one another. Thus according to divine command theory, loving one another is __________.
Thus according to divine command theory, eating pork is __________.
Oliver asks his rabbi if it's acceptable for him to swim in the ocean while visiting family in South Carolina. The rabbi tells him God has not said anything about swimming in the ocean. Thus according to divine command theory, swimming in the ocean is __________.
Which of the following examples contains a disagreement between popular thought and divine command theory?
Which of the following is an advantage of divine command theory?
Divine command theory provides a source for ethical standards.
Divine command theory offers a firm basis for ethics. Which of the following represents a challenge to the voluntarist option of divine command theory?
Which of the following represents a challenge to the intellectualist option of divine command theory?
Which of the following represents a challenge to divine command theory?
In a well-known Biblical story, Adam and Eve lived in a beautiful garden. They were allowed to eat anything they wished, except God forbade them from eating the fruit from one particular tree. Since Eve and Adam sampled the fruit from the forbidden tree, according to divine command theory, was this a right action or a wrong action?
In a well-known Biblical story, God sent Jonah on an errand to deliver a message. Instead, Jonah went to sea on a ship. There was a terrible storm and Jonah was thrown overboard to save the others. Then God sent a great fish to swallow Jonah and save him.

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