Axia College of the University of Phoenix
PHI 105 Introduction to Philosophy
Facilitator: Dr. Bob
October 6, 2010
Do you believe a person's religious views should effect their treatment of others?
I do not feel that a person’s religious views should effect their treatment towards others. Nobody is better than anybody else and only one person is allowed to judge another besides them selves, and that is God or whatever power they believe or do not believe in. If they say they do not believe, that they are a fool, just like Anselm said. If they do not believe in God, then they are also a fool since they had to have believed in him in order to say he does not exist.
In your opinion, does the humble generosity described in column 2 exist in today's world? If so, where? Is it a valued trait?
I would like to believe that the humble generosity described in column 2 still exists today, but it is not nearly as much as it could be. I feel that there are small miracles and small generous things that people do everywhere around the world and I believe it is a valued trait. To me a person who shows humble generosity gives even if they have nothing to give because they value the trait of generosity.
How would you rewrite the biblical story with a modern setting and modern characters and still illustrate the same point? What characters would you use to replace the poor widow and the scribe? What setting and set of circumstances would best illustrate your point?
If I were to rewrite the biblical story, the modern setting I would use would be highway off ramps, with a homeless or less fortunate soul is asking for money and the scribes would be replaced with ignorant, wealthy, people that assume they know the real reason as to why this person is begging. Nobody should judge because they feel they are better, but that same homeless person would give their last... [continues]
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