4th Quarter Take-Home Assignment Due Date: 2nd Assignment: Submit Directly to Google Classroom A, B, C, E Periods: Wednesday, 4/17/19 by 3:00 PM
“Being ethical isn’t always easy. Yet it is always important. For we live with a common truth: everything we say and do represents a choice, and how we decide determines the shape of our lives”
Wes Hanson of the Josephson Institute of Ethics
"Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it."
Living a Life That Matters, Harold S. Kushner
Dealing with moral issues is, quite often, perplexing. We are confronted with issues from morning until night – day in, day out. We are bombarded with issues, some of which affect us directly and others which directly impact our family, friends, and school as well as the wider community. How should we think through these complex issues? How should we act? Living in a world with multiple worldviews and approaches to behavior, we will engage in a rational approach in order to reveal the underpinnings of the moral life as we explore morality and Christian ethics.
The course does not intend to provide automatic solutions to various complex moral problems. Rather, we will attempt to develop a guide to thinking and reasoning that will form the framework upon which character, virtue, and moral ideals will have the opportunity to grow.
Morality has a price
sometimes we must choose between
what we want to be and what we want or desire.
what we have the right to do
is not identical
with what the right thing to do is.
Danney Ursery, St. Edward’s University