The Divine Command Theories

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Being able to tell what is right and wrong seems like it would be fairly easy to do. It seems as when we’re born it’s imbedded in us to distinguish between what is considered to be wrong and what’s considered to be right. From childhood most people are taught not to steal, lie, and cheat but does that make it right to do so if we’re put in a situation where one of those would be right to do or if we learned if those thing are considered wrong. There are many theories that state what we should define as wrong and what is ethical and unethical and the Divine Command theory breaks this down for us in different theories which many societies have looked upon for years .The Divine Command Theory are a bunch of theories that tells us what is morally good by God commands .Within the Divine Command theory there are three that really stick out of all the stated ones that I should shine a little, light on which is The Feelings Theory, Cultural Relativism and Utilitarianism. The Feelings Theory is one of the theories that seems as if it is embedded in us, it’s like our conscious. The feelings theory states that when you have certain feelings about what you believe is wrong or right, It’s really like having a sixth sense that goes off when something seems off. Stephen Law talks a lot about how when you have a certain feeling about what a person has done either being wrong or right something goes off in you which sends you a signal giving you either a good feeling or bad feeling (Stephen Law,129-134) . Say if you saw a women and her boyfriend in a middle of a heated argument and all of a sudden he puts his hands on her, to you that really doesn’t feel right .So let’s add another older couple who walks by and sees the same thing but doesn’t do... ... middle of paper ... ...ave dated back all the way to the 19th century is that saying what they believed in were wrong? Though it’s okay for cultures to have different moral values there has to be some set of guidelines to follow, because some of these things can’t be right for a man or any one at all to do to his wife or to anyone. Where does the line cut of? Maybe when he actually puts his hand on his wife, which in most cultures that is okay. In conclusion, the Divine Command theory may be a well know theory but some not all of their theories are somewhat faulty. As I defended the Culture Relativism theory it seems that it’s the only theory makes the Divine Command theory what it is. God has made each and ever on of us in his own view and not too of us is a like which was a major criticism against the other two arguments. Seem as if the Culture Relativism Theory really understood that.
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