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July 31st, 2005

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10:32 pm - Week 4: Agree & Disagree
To earn 10 points of credit for Intro to Moral Issues, please respond to the question below. Your response needs to be 150 - 200 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.

Name one thing that Caputo discusses in _Against Ethics_ that you agree with, and explain why. Also, name one thing that Caputo discusses that you disagree with, and explain why. Note: You may agree and disagree with different aspects of the same point.

To earn another 10 points of credit, please respond to any comment your classmates posted to this topic. Your response needs to be 75 - 100 words. Make sure to include your name in your subject line.

Due Thursday, 8/4

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Date:August 4th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)

Marinelle Chapin

Let me start out by saying Im a little confused as to why Caputo keeps bringing up the fact that he has lost his satalite. Is he trying to warn the readers that maybe his views would be different if he held onto this satalite of his? Personally Im at a point in my life were I feel my satalite slipping away so I see some sense in what Caputo is saying but at the same time it disturbes me. I'll give you a little review of my beliefs...I believe God has a plan for me (some people might call it fate) and I believe that to be a part of this plan I am obliged. I also know that I will not be given more obligations than I can handle. (That is not to say I have never stressed out or worried myself sick over my life. Trust me.) As I have grown up I have come to a realization that men (mankind) run on their own self interest. Being an observer of men has left me dumfounded. I am appaled at how some people act and think, myself inculded. I am not sure if obligation is just sent from above and I dont belive it is only an earthbond signal. I think it is in us, I dont know how it got there, but it is part of natures way of balancing out the selfishness of mankind. So in a sense I do agree that obligation uses mankind as pawns in its little game of chess. Giving us invisable orders to follow and putting us in situations we didnt nessciarily sign up for. The thing to remember is that most games have some sort of logic, rules, and even a little inteligence behind them.
Date:August 4th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)

Hunter Spoede's Response to Marinelle Chapin

So do you believe that you had better reception when you were younger? I myself cannot remember ever knowing one-hundred percent of what to do. I know from my upbringing what it is wanted of me, but is that the same thing? I would love to think that the satellite is there and is getting reception. That is all about faith I suppose.

Also you talk of obligation balancing out the selfishness of mankind. I’m not sure I understand your meaning. But I think some of your obligations could be selfish in themselves. I do not mean to be rude if I am, I am just trying to understand what you meant by it.
Date:August 5th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)

Re: Marinelle Chapin

I agree with you that man can run on his self interest, but God did not intend man to be so wrapped up in himself. God expects us to first and foremost, be wrapped up in him. To live our lives for his glory and to cast away the things in life that detract from that goal. It is very easy for people to get wrapped up in themselves. America is the "EGO" nation. We believe everyone has absolute freedom to do what they wish and we do anything we can to further our image as a person. But, what does that get you in the long run? I'd argue not much. If you're living for yourself, you can't live for others. Christ is the ultimate example of this. A man who every moment in his life, lived for others. He suffered and died for all of mankind. Maybe we all need to do a little suffering? We're all so protected and babied these days. Maybe we need to forget about ourselves and our interets for two seconds and think about the wellbeing of someone else? Humanity suffers all around us, but we turn a blind eye to it all.

I believe if you truly want to connect with your satellite, you need to spend time to foster that relationship. God has a plan for everyone's life. But it is up to us if we choose to follow it. And until we ask him to guide us and turn over our lives to his will, he will never guide you. There is no sense guiding a person who won't ask for directions and then ignores them when they're given.

Just a thought.
Date:August 5th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)

Re: Marinelle Chapin - Chris Brown

That reply is Chris Browns.

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