Creative Catholics often attend church and receive the Holy Communion but disagree on the church’s strict teachings towa... ... middle of paper ... ...re more open to debate and discussion. Yet they are not open to changing their religion. Being Catholic is like some indelible mark that they have accepted and have no desire to change. It is a coat they have always worn and feel comfortable in; they do not look for any other, because, in their eyes, no other coat would fit or suit their needs. Cultural Catholics appear happy to bring up their children as Catholics and to send them to Catholic schools.
I will then proceed to discuss the attractive features of the Divine Command Theory. After I will discus “The Euthypro Problem” and its argument against the Divine Command Theory. Lastly I will discuss the results of Divine Command Theory and its effects on believers of God. Divine Command Theory is a religious approach to morality. The basis of this theory is that God is the lawmaker and as devout free agents, we choose to follow His commands.
Paul explained to me that despite the fact that he was raised in a devout Catholic family he doesn’t credit his ethics to his religion but rather to his life experiences. It seems that a lot of Paul’s personal growth came through his exploration of different religions rather than it being cultivated by one specific ideology. I was surprised however, by how many differences I have with the ethics of my classmates and how many similarities I have with the ethics of Paul Leonard. Leonard, P. (2014, April 5). Personal interview.
Without a religious upbringing I feel that there would have been something missing in my life. Since I grew up in the Catholic faith, I understand that not everyone has the same religious beliefs that my religion teaches. The way a person is raised, has an impact on their religious beliefs. Your belief system is the actual set of precepts from which you live your daily life, those that govern your thoughts, words, and actions (Woods, 2006). Since, I had religion classes through out my school years I have been taught to accept other people's religious beliefs.
Not only did he show it, he acted upon it. This is a problem for some Catholics. Many can criticize the church, but, in a world like ours today, we need more people to show the kind of heart my son did this week. I wish I could say that he learned all of this from good parenting, but I can’t. He is the person he is today from being a part of God’s family, the church.
Since the Church is a human institution meant to represent the divine and is not divine itself, however, I feel that there must be room for improvement. For example, I recently became curious as to why women were still not allowed to become priests, so I decided to find out. I questioned two priests, my religion teacher, and numerous other practicing Catholics, and the best answer anyone could give me was, “That’s just the way we’ve always done it.” While traditions provide stability and unity within a group of people, to be unquestionably planted in tradition can restrict growth. How often do traditions that once held deep meaning fade to become mundane tasks too difficult to let go? Too often, I see the congregation of a church monotonously reciting the Lord’s prayer, a prayer which Catholics believe was spoken directly from the mouth of God, with little regard for its meaning, or singing a joyful song such as the “Alleluia” with a positively depressing expression.
I was raised as Roman Catholic, and so I was taught many moral principles such as respect, honesty, and reconciliation. I personally believe that these values, which have been instituted in me by my parents and church, affect the way I deal with conflict. Religion is a key factor in peace building, even in conflicts across different systems of beliefs. I specifically wish to focus on how religion and identity are intertwined in their affects on resolution, on examples where religion was considered the cause of conflict, and on the role of Catholicism specifically in peacemaking. Following my belief as a Catholic, I hope to better myself through what I learn here as well.
Growing up in a Catholic family and being raised as a true believer of God, I think that euthanasia causes an ethical dilemma. The role of religion, plays a major part when it comes to end of life issues. Each life is one of dignity and self-worth. Each religion has a different viewpoint on this topic. Passive vs. active euthanasia differs from each other for various reasons.
My morality comes from my choosing paths that align with my faith and God’s plan for me. I believe that my morals are what are reflected in my everyday life. I know that God has given me free will to make choices that are moral or immoral. These choices can be morally correct and align with God’s plan for me or I can use my free will to make choices that are morally wrong, leading me on a path away from
Eventually a student will be in the habit of questioning everything, and yet, not everything can be answered with reason alone but also through spiritual belief, that is faith. Students, consequently, must be thoroughly educated... ... middle of paper ... ... be more than an educational system, but a community, a family, that serves their society to make a unified Catholic entity for the poor and needy. A School with true Catholic goals is a true catholic school. The goals must not only be to provide a Catholic education where they are educated in the Catholic church 's doctrine and teachings, but to create an environment by which young Catholic students grow in virtue and show others in their example what it means to be Catholic. The school should endeavor for a strong Catholic identity of each student so that as a unit the school itself benefits not only the students, but of all that the those students meet.