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    is illegal if it is done with the intent to commit, or help commit a serious criminal offence. The way in which one may go about stealing another’s identity could also be illegal; trespassing private property to take identity documents, hacking into someone’s computer, installing malware on a person’s phone, the list goes on. If an identity is stolen and used to bully people on the internet; the criminal could also face cyberbullying and online harassment charges. We can also see from the graphic below that 66% of people frequently worry about identity theft. Identity theft is an act of stealing or thieving, thus goes against the Christian virtue of charity which refers to giving to others and the needy. Christian virtues are split in two; the seven deadly sins, and the seven heavenly virtues. Charity is one of the seven heavenly virtues, while its counterpart is greed, one of the seven deadly sins. Prudence is a Cardinal value that is about doing good, for everyone, for the greater good. As online identity theft is a crime, it is not done for the purposes of the greater good. Due to the relatively modern nature of the topic, there is no direct link to online identity theft or identity theft in any official church documents or values. But after researching for the broader term; theft, one can gather that the church views theft and stealing as being acts of pure evil, and that people who commit these acts should be looked down upon. It could also be said that a person who…

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    The concept of moderation and its importance throughout Aristotle 's Nicomachean Ethics and Thomas Aquinas’ The Virtues, is heavily contrasted with the intensity displayed within Baudelaire 's poem Get Drunk, and the documentary Amy. Within these four works, it is clear that not only do the concepts of intensity and moderation contradict, but the varying methods and effects of the two within each group contradict as well. In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics the idea of moderation is portrayed…

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    C. S. Lewis Moral Argument

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    matters, and indeed all of life, through a theological lens; his Christian belief had important public consequences because it provided him with insights into the human condition” (Wehner 2016, p. 1). Lewis also makes a point to defend his stance on morality by talking about Christian behavior. Lewis turns his focus to the topic of morality, in regards to Christians, to provide evidence as to why there is guidelines for right and wrong that everyone knows. “In reality, moral rules…

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    Core values are the fundamental belief of a person or an organization. There are millions of core values, but some of them are so important to everyone that throughout the changes in our society, politics and other things they remain the core values we abide by. They dedicate behavior and help people understand between right and wrong. Some of my core values that I abide by are loyalty, respect, patience, integrity and discipline. But one of the most important value/belief in my perspective is…

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    The “summum bonum” is an ancient Latin expression which was introduced by the Roman philosopher Cicero, meaning “the highest good.” The old proverb is often used when answering the question of what makes for a meaningful life. In Immanuel Kant’s Religion Within the Boundaries of Bare Reason, he reasserts this “highest good” and describes it as “happiness proportioned to virtue.” Kantian philosophy rationally endorses the “highest good” of humanity, which cannot be fully attained in this world.…

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    In reading the book Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues by William Mattison III, I was pleasantly surprised to see how closely it follows the framework and school of thought of this class. The book focuses on why it is we do the things that we do in living a meaningful and reflective life. Following classical ‘means to end’ morality of the Aristotelian-Thomas tradition it utilizes many of the same commentators offered in this course including Annas, MacIntyre, Pieper, Pinckaers,…

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    find a good- something real such as my health. Aristotle taught that the good is inscribed by God into the nature of all things. To find the good in anything is to discover its purpose. To search for the good is to go to each thing and discover its potential. To live the good life is to live according to our purpose, according to reason. Aquinas agreed with Aristotle that the ethical comes from the end that is inscribed in the nature of all creatures. At a person 's core, is the desire for the…

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    paragraph, I will outline some cultural, historical background and older traditions which Machiavelli was reacting to, and the importance that morality had in shaping people’s and ruler’s actions. As Williams remarked, Machiavelli was coming from a tradition in which political actions and policies were subjected to Christian and Greek philosophers sublime ideals of moral and absolute soul integrity, pursuit of harmony and metaphysical explanations. Hence politics was seen as a vehicle of human…

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    Experiences are like a priceless possession that teaches an individual the value and esoteric essence of his own existence. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is an account of Franklin’s life experiences that taught him a deal of self-righteousness, virtue, self-actualization, knowledge and wisdom. Franklin recalls many past, powerful instances of his life that have influenced the ethical and intellectual development. The memoir also represents various events that built his keen interest in…

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    What do I want to be when I grow up? Am I doing what I really want to do for the rest of my life? Is being a youth pastor my calling in life? Did I make the right choice to come to seminary? Why am I forcing myself to go to church? Why am I dragging myself to finish seminary? These were some of the questions that I struggle to answer throughout my four years in seminary. As a pastor’s child without a direction and purpose, I was pushed into attending Fuller Theological Seminary right…

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