How do we tell right from wrong?


Adrian Frimpong
I'll use an example: Denzel Washington's film John Q. "A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation." To save his son's life, he puts a gun to a couple innocent people in a hospital until he gets what we wanted.

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Jordan
You’re in New Orleans and the nasty flood waters that are swimming with bacteria, choked by ants, and overrun by debris are literally knocking on your door. You’ve got no food left and you’ve got at least three young children to feed. The store across the street was abandoned two days ago and delicious Doritos beckon from half broken windows. You don’t have many options...

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Claire
“There is no such thing as right and wrong. There is only power and those too weak to seek it.”
--Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Nick
This question kicks my metaphysical butt. Jesus, Gandhi, MLK jr., spent their entire lives toiling with how to answer this question in a way that we could understand and tragically, all three were killed because some of us couldn't handle what they had to say. I guess what I am trying to say, is that standing next to these three moralistic giants, I am keenly aware of the cute little philosophical diapers I still wear...

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Mary Ann
Santeria ethics recognizes that what might be right for one person or at one time and place may not be a good action at an other time and place or for a different individual. Thus every person must learn not only the rules of their society but also the personal ethical and moral constraints of their own lives as they are lived out over time.

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Nashwan
I say since we humans have difficulty understanding how human death during a natural disaster can be an example of "Gods goodness", we are humbled into realizing that our understanding of right and wrong and God for that matter, is purposely subjective. No human can separate right from wrong in all situations and all times. That we should leave to God.

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