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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Humanist Ethical Views Analyzed in a Question and Answer Format


Question 1:
1.      What should you do, in order to be ‘good’ or ‘do what’s right’? 
Answer:
You should try to lead a full and happy life without harming others. One way to do
this is to help other people to do the same. 
 Question 2:
2. Who or what tells you what is right or wrong?
Answer :
You use human nature to decide what is right and wrong. There is no god or holy
book to turn to.
Question 3:
Why should you try to do what is right?
Answer:
The use of reason and empathy helps us live well together in groups.
Those who care about others and act on it usually have better relationships and more fulfilling lives - they are happier.
Question 4:
Is there any way in which bad actions are punished and good actions rewarded, like
karma, reincarnation, heaven or hell?
Answer:
The world is full of injustice - but being good and trying to do the right thing.
generally helps you live happily with other people.
There is no life after death. We should make the best of the one life we know
We have. 
We should try to make the world a better place, because we can empathize with the suffering of others. Any rewards and punishments we may receive are here and now.


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