A branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality

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Is “the ends justify the means” compatible with Christianity?

This cliche is usually quoted in the context of "the ends don't justify the means", but in practice most folks seem to live as if the ends did justify the means even if the means involved sin. However ...
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Is the Golden Rule really the Gold Standard?

Does the Golden Rule, often stated as "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" originate from the Bible and the teachings of Jesus? If not where does it come from? If so how was it ...
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Can you be a Christian and serve in the Military? [duplicate]

Can you serve in a military service and not violate the will of God?
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Are our consciences trustworthy?

In Romans there are a couple verses that indicate that the law has not only been given in written form through the ten commandments, but written "on our hearts." It also says that this law will bear ...
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Are there Biblical reasons why a Christian should not believe that Global Warming is happening

This is something that has confused me over the years. It appears that many christians stand against the belief global warming or climate change. But I have yet to hear any biblical reasoning. I would ...
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What is the basis for Theonomy?

From Wikipedia, Theonomy, from theos (god) and nomos (law), is the state of being governed by God or in accord with divine law. It's also essentially the view that all types of government ...
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Is there any Biblical basis for “Do Least Harm” or “Do Greatest Good”?

At one point in The Reason For God, Timothy Keller talks about how to pick which action to choose in a tough dilemma. He gave the example of a man having borrowed tools from another guy...and said guy ...
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Does the Bible espouse moral absolutism or moral relativism?

I believe that throughout both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the Bible espouses moral absolutism. Yet, I recently read on this site a response to a question about slavery: As stated, ...
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Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?

I'm sure that most of us agree that abortion is sinful and certainly not okay...most of the time. However, I'm thinking of two rare circumstances that may be exceptions. The mother would die but the ...
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Is God just and/or merciful?

I am told, repeatedly, with great intensity and sincerity that YHVH / the LORD is kind and merciful, forgiving of all sins. Now, I read the Bible enough. God's main demonstrations of power seem to ...
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Why is rape not in the 10 commandments?

Seems like a good one to touch on. I'm sure there could have been room in there somewhere if he wanted it. Why not?
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What sort of Christians are proponents of just war?

Which sects of Christianity are support the idea of "Just War"? What are the arguments that they give that support this view? How do they see their views on this issue being related to the Bible?
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Why is it usually easier to do things the wrong or unethical way than to do things the right way?

Jenny Thompson generalized this question from another that I asked earlier, so I thought I'd ask it here. I have a few suggested answers on this: (But they're probably all wrong) Some people have ...
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Do Christians believe in Ethical Relativism, in other words, that good and bad are determined by culture, society, tradtions, etc? [closed]

This is a follow up from my previous question: Why do religious people find it hard to accept that you don't need religion to have a good moral code? My point is that it is very possible to come ...
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Why do religious people find it hard to accept that you don't need religion to have a good moral code? [closed]

Just curious why some religious people think that without god there is only evil. Why can't a person without a religion be a good person, sometimes even better than some religious people?