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atheist as to that of the saint.
7 What is Ethics? Religion can set high ethical standards and can provide intense
motivations for ethical behavior. Ethics, however, cannot be
confined to religion nor is it the same as religion. Being ethical is also not the same as following the law. The law
often incorporates ethical standards to which most citizens
subscribe. But laws, like feelings, can deviate from what is ethical. US’s
own pre-Civil War (1861-1865) slavery laws and the old
apartheid laws of present-day South Africa are obvious
examples of laws that deviate from what is ethical. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enforced by the
National Party governments of South Africa between 1948 and
1994, under which the rights of the majority 'non-white'
inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and white
supremacy and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained.
8 What is Ethics? Finally, being ethical is not the same as doing "whatever
society accepts." In a...
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