Monday, July 31, 2006


  • Moral Values & Decision-Making

    Assumption:

    If there is a God, then there is right & wrong, good & evil (moral absolutes)

    If there is no God, life has no meaning or purpose, there is no right or wrong, and anything goes.

    In deciding what’s moral, there are 3 questions & 3 tests:

    >3 Questions…

    How will this activity affect me? (physically, socially, emotionally)
    How will it affect others? (will it cause them pain or tempt them)
    How will it affect the beliefs I stand for?

    >3 Tests…

    The test of secrecy (is this something I don’t want anyone to know I’m doing? What if everyone were to find out?)
    The test of universality (what kind of world would it be if everyone did this? My parents, friends, brothers and sisters, minister, teachers, etc)
    The test of prayer (can I ask God to bless it?)

    In making moral choices, our decisions are all about opposites; we choose:

    Right or Wrong

    Live for God & others…………………….….Care only for self
    Be honest, true…………………………………Lie, cheat
    Respect others’ property………………………………Steal
    Live chaste, pure………………………...Give in to sexual desire
    Respect/defend life………………………………Murder
    Contentment……………………………………Covet
    Love………………………………………….Hate
    Healthy lifestyle………………………………Substance Abuse
    Care for Creation………………………………Pollute the Planet
    Seek beauty/light…………………………..Crave ugliness/darkness

    Conclusion:
    Peace, happiness, & joy comes from finding purpose in life (God’s will) and pursuing it.

    Special thanks to regular Cerebral Waste poster and my good friend "THE COLONEL" for sharing this!! If people followed this the world would be a much better place.

3 Comments:

Blogger tooners said...

very true, very true.

August 01, 2006 12:43 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Tooners,

Thanks again for stopping by!

August 01, 2006 8:30 AM  
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