4 religion and particular moral issues i moral issues

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4.4 Religion and Particular Moral Issues i. Moral issues that are pertinent to us? How do we solve 1. Scriptures are historical in one sense- they deal with problems of the time. ii. How do we answer direct questions? iii. Scriptures can be vague or ambiguous. 1. Jabez who wanted territory ‘enlarged’- and God did so. Do we take these ideas as metaphorical?] iv. So is it that moral views are derived from religious commitments. 1. How do we view abortion then based on this? b. Pg 59- scriptures i. How do we find answers to present day situations from the scriptures? 1. must look at content and culture ii. How can we quote scripture of something written 2,000 years ago to modern day problems? Are we following the moral teachings of the bible when we do this? 1. sounds more like they are searching the bible for passages that are consistent with their morality. Reading desired conclusions into bible. iii. Is there anything in the bible that states Abortion is morally wrong? 1. does speak about murder. 2. Can we kill someone. c. Pg. 60- Church Tradition i. Currently- church is anti abortion-this is a new idea ii. ST. Aquinas didn’t think a baby had a soul until a couple of weeks. iii. 17 th cent – scientist thought they saw a perfectly formed human- humunculus iv. as progressed discovered this is wrong view- embryos do start out as clusters of cells. v. No laws prohibiting it until the 19 th century. 1. Review history and discover the facts. d. Chapter highlights- right and wrong are not to be defined in terms of God’s will- it is a matter of reason and conscience; not faith-Morality and religion are different VII. Discussion – God among men. a. What if you were a supreme being. Walking among humans here at LTCC. What would you do with that power? b. Also what would you do to make morality and ethics as clear as possible? Would you allow anything? Would you put better sanctions? What are some problems? How would you be a better God?
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