Essay on What Makes An Action Good Or Bad?

1039 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Have you ever experience the feeling of watching some bad news, such as watching how many innocent people are brutally being killed, and then you start thinking about yourself being in the same situation? The U.S. Declaration of Independence reminds us that, “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 these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” So even if we have created bad stereotypes that limit certain rights to some people, we all should treat everyone in the same way. Humans must be moral in order to contribute and make this world a better place to live. First of all, we have to understand what makes an action good or bad, which can be explained from a religious viewpoint. We all make moral judgments every day, which involve making personal decisions between right and wrong. But how can we differentiate what is right and what is wrong? If an animal kills another animal we do not say that the animal has committed a crime or has broken any moral rules. This is not the same with humans. Compared to animals, we as rational humans are able to choose what kinds of person we want to be and we are also responsible for our own moral actions (Rachels and Rachels 33). According to the textbook, we have evolved as social creatures just as our organism have evolved (Rachels and Rachels159). It seems that our good or bad behaviors are the result of…

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