During this course, I've learned a lot about ethics. Not just about Christian ethics, but ethics as a whole and how religion plays a major role as far as being a platform for governing the judgement of individuals in many different societies. I've learned a lot about my personal opinions and the way I think about this topic based on my own drawn conclusions from different assignments. In this prose, I will use this opportunity to discuss some things learned and researched throughout the length of the course.
Ethics as a literary term is defined as : " a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to a specific group, field, or form of conduct." To me, it's a moral code we as a society live by. It is the standard in which we judge human behavior. Ethics has an impact, whether good or bad, on everything we do. In your personal life, someone who is known as a great family man, helps those in need whenever possible, is usually viewed as a man of great character and high moral standards. On the other hand a career criminal is viewed as a person who doesn't live according to ethics that are acceptable in society. In the professional world, a company who looks to hire the most qualified individuals or the best candidates and doesn't discriminate against race, gender, etc. appears to be a ethically sound company and one that is guaranteed to prosper. Meanwhile, if a company has a CEO like Donald Sterling they are likely to lose revenue because it's chairman is perceived to hold a moral code that is no longer accepted and today's society has no room for intolerance. Another good example to the extinction of intolerance is gay marriage ( will touch on this more later in the paper).
In Christian ethics, the approach I believe makes the most and will pay dividends to the individual(s) who use it is putting the Lord first. Plain and simple. Staying strong in your faith and keeping the Lord number one, will get you through the toughest of times....
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