Note to Student: Please answer the following questions to be graded. These questions are designed to make you think. If you get stuck and cannot answer some of the questions, just leave them blank and we will fill them in for you.
What do atheists mean when they say that all religious people want to do is legislate morality?
What is the MOST fundamental cause of immorality? Why are people immoral?
What is meant by the phrase “situation ethics”?
Look up what is meant by existentialism in a dictionary. How does this philosophy relate to morality? (Many people follow this philosophy.)
Many sex education programs tell students that it does not matter what they do sexually, as long as they take the proper precautions (use condoms, etc.). What moral standard is being used here to justify this advice?
What obvious weakness is involved in this kind of program? (There are at least two.)
There have been several major political scandals in our government in recent decades--including Watergate and Iran-Contra Affair. What standard do political figures use in cases like these?
What basic need of all humans is met by all moral cults, religions including the Muslim faith, and biblical Christianity?
What is the difference between biblical Christianity and the cults in the way that morality and living are approached?
Why is it that belief in the Bible as the literal Word of God is vital to using the Bible as a means of making moral decisions?
If God does exist and if the Bible is His Word, why is it absolutely necessary that the Bible’s teaching on how to live would be the best of all possible options?
What is the approach Christ takes to morality in Matthew 5, 6, and 7 and why is this approach the real answer to moral problems?
Contrast the atheist and Christian approach to
the following issues:
|ISSUE||ATHEIST APPROACH||CHRISTIAN APPROACH|
|USE OF DRUGS|
|AID TO THOSE DISADVANTAGED|
a. Sexual needs
b. Damaged babies
d. Civil disobedience
e. Terminally ill
f. Use of drugs
g. Aid to the disadvantaged
Please add any questions on this course of study that have not been answered so we can take care of any remaining ideas that are not clear in your mind.
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