Category Archives: Morality Values

Patriotism

I feel that I am a true patriot though others may not agree due to my numerous critical comments about our government, our laws, and our social morality. I feel that it is a fool who sees no wrong or an apathetic fool who seeing a wrong but does nothing about it. I see my relationship with this country a little like my relationship with my children or others I deeply love. My love for my loved ones is without question as is my love of my country. But if I see my loved ones doing something I strongly disapprove of I will let them know in no uncertain terms and tell them my reasons. The same goes for my country. Continue reading

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Happiness in Happy Societies

We are all familiar with this famous phase from the American Declaration of independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among … Continue reading

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Is Pro-Choice Biblical?

Anti-abortionists say that Pro-Choice means you are pro-abortion and are for killing fetuses.  For many Pro-Choice advocates nothing could be further from the truth.  Pro-Choice simply meant having the right to choose to have an abortion or not to have … Continue reading

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Violence Multiplies Violence in an Endless Spiral

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.  Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.   Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”   Quote from Dr. … Continue reading

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Guns & Bullets vs. Human Rights

I think we often build a tolerance for the things we hear and see frequently.  Guns and bullets are almost a way of life.  We see daily news about people killed and we tend to take an impersonal view of … Continue reading

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Can a Case be made for Physician-Assisted Suicide?

I have often wondered whether there would be circumstances where I would prefer not to live and even circumstances whereby I would choose to end my own life.  I am not sure if I would have the courage to take … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment is a topic that I have personally struggled with most of my life.  If a person were to deliberately take the life of one of my loved ones would I want vengeance?  One of my core values is … Continue reading

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Imposing Human Rights and Moral Values on Others

I am a very strong proponent of human rights and social justice, but I am at odds in my own mind as to what extent we in the U.S. or the community of nations (UN) have a right to insist … Continue reading

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An Eye for an Eye

It seems to me that despite many of our American traditions stemming from a strong Christian Protestant backgrounds our culture has gradually reverted back towards the attitudes of Old Testament ‘an eye for an eye’ morality.  When we feel a … Continue reading

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Morality without Religion?

In discussions I have had with Christians I have heard it argued that “How can there be morality without Christian values?”  When I reply that I am an agnostic and feel that I have quite high moral and ethical standards … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule “Do to others as you would like them to do to you” or “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person“ is a rather universal concept expressed by a large number of mainstream … Continue reading

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The Anti-Abortion Law in Texas

The United States is founded upon the principles “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” as stated in the … Continue reading

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Is it Constitutional to Legislate Morality?

A case is made from history and the Declaration of Independence that it was the wish of our Founding Fathers to keep the church separated from the state. It is even suggested that Christian doctrine supports the argument that morality should not be forced upon people. In a society where everyone’s right to free expression is guaranteed, religious morality cannot be forced upon others with different backgrounds through legislation. Continue reading

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Money – the Means to the End, Not the End

The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. What was true a couple of thousand years ago is even truer today than ever before. Money is used as the yardstick for measuring success. Thus the accumulation of money by the wealthiest is often more important that using it to purchase goods and services. Continue reading

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