INTRODUCING ETHICS. Definitions. “Code” — the moral teaching of a religious tradition “Ethics” — the fundamental principles upon which a moral teaching is based. Religion & Morality. Religion: ways of thinking, feeling, & acting which refer to a notion of sacred reality
Morality: ways of thinking, feeling, & acting which refer to ideas of human welfareReligion & MoralityAre Not Identical
What is the best classification for the ethical justification used in each of the following statements?
"You must do unto others as you would have them do unto you.“
"I will not support this law because God forbids murder.“
"If we do not help them, they will die."
"If it feels good, do it."
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one."
“Obey the laws of the government or our country will end up in chaos."
"It is okay to cheat on your taxes because everyone does it.“
"I owe it to my parents to care for them in their old age."
"It is more important to save a life than to obey the laws of the state.“
If I had not helped you, "Where would I have been?"