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Ethics is not a Place

Ethics is not a Place

Guy Kingston asked: It seems that Ethics is a growth industry. There are even advertisements in the newspapers for “professional ethicists”. Does this mean that we are getting more ethical? Are we at the place of which Plato dreamed, where “kings are philosophers and philosophers are kings”. Alas, the opposite seems to be true. The fact that so-called “experts” have to be employed to say what is ethical is just one sign that many people are increasingly incapable of telling…

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How to Have an Ethical Christmas

How to Have an Ethical Christmas

everyclick.com asked: If Christmas really is the season of peace and goodwill why not start planning now to make it a truly ethical occasion for yourself and your loved ones? Charitable gestures in this season of giving are so easy to make at a cost which would even have Scrooge smiling with approval. Just what does the way you wish someone a happy Christmas say about you? Old traditions die hard and it seems that writing a few scrawled clichés…

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What is Wrong With Organ Transplants? Everything is Wrong With It!

What is Wrong With Organ Transplants? Everything is Wrong With It!

Gita Saraydarian asked: The issues of moral and ethical values have been swept under the rug. Masquerading under so-called life-giving values, organ transplanting has become big business. In reality, practices surrounding organ “harvesting” is a “logical” conclusion of a materialistic view of human life, driven by self-centeredness and greed. In the first part of this article I have provided my basic opinion and provided the foundational reference that has provided guidance for my thoughts and conclusions. In the subsequent articles,…

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Spiritual Progressives Unite to confront the Religious Right, the Anti-Religious Left, and the Empir

Spiritual Progressives Unite to confront the Religious Right, the Anti-Religious Left, and the Empir

Eileen Fleming asked: An individual has not started living until he or she can rise above the narrow confines of his or her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”-Martin Luther King, Jr. During the third week of May, in Washington D.C. over 1,200 patriotic Americans of all faiths and the spiritual but not religious came together for the second conference of The Network of Spiritual Progressives/NSP and to lobby Congress. The activists are challenging the misuse of…

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The Philosophy And Ethics Of Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP

The Philosophy And Ethics Of Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP

Shawn Carson asked: Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder from studying three leading therapists, Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir and Fritz Perls. Since then it has become a leading toll in business management, sales, education, training, personal coaching and sports as well as therapy and many other areas. NLP AS PHILOSOPHY However NLP can also be viewed as a life philosophy. In particular, NLP can be used to help us decide how we should live…

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Get More Value from Your Values… By Walking Good Talk

Get More Value from Your Values… By Walking Good Talk

Donald Mitchell asked: As difficult as it is to determine and reinforce the values of an organization, it’s even more difficult to be sure that those in the organization live those values in visible ways. But that visible following of values is much more valuable than simply establishing the values in the beginning. Here’s an example. Habitat for Humanity is one of the fastest-growing large organizations on earth. This charitable enterprise finds deserving people who cannot afford decent housing, helps…

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Ethics of Abortion

Ethics of Abortion

CD Mohatta asked: Abortion will always remain a topic of discussion. Lot of religious, ethical and practical issues are involved in abortion. Is abortion killing? Is abortion taking away the rights of an unborn child? Is it not murder? And what if the parents or the mother does not want the child? Who will take care? Why should she carry a child in her womb if she does not want it? How about her rights? Such questions keep getting asked…

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Moral Theology

Moral Theology

Ernie Fitzpatrick asked: Much of the church has attempted to make Christianity solely about ethics and morals. Guess who wins at that game? No one! There is no such thing as moral perfection and few if any absolutes this side of the third dimension. There is only ONE who is holy and that is the Creator and that same Creator is not turned off by our sins as the church and most religions would instruct you. I like the statement…

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Ethical Conduct: the Importance of High Moral Standards

Ethical Conduct: the Importance of High Moral Standards

William Allan Kritsonis, PhD asked:                             Ethical Conduct: The Importance of High Moral Standards _____________________________________________________________________________ ABSTRACT Ethical conduct should inspire a quality of behavior that exemplifies honor and dignity for oneself.  In a school district, teachers, administrators, staff, and school board members should understand the importance of ethical conduct in the educational arena.  An effective educational organization entails the need of individuals maintaining integrity and high morals.  The Ways of Knowing Through the Realms of Meaning (2007) by…

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Work Ethics, My Foot ! – Spirituality Information

Work Ethics, My Foot ! – Spirituality Information

Vishwriter asked: People talk about work ethics. Today i had an interesting gentlemen visit me at my office. He was fuming. He was a very religious person and he was annoyed of the fact that a charming girl in her twenty’s wearing tight jeans was reading the sacred book of Bhagavad Gita in the same bus in which he traveled . “How can she touch this book of Ramayana wearing tight jeans and T-shirt….” he roared… I admired this gentlemen…

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Ethical Insurance

Ethical Insurance

Firoj Khan asked: Islamic finance places strong emphasis on the economical, ethical, moral, social, and religious dimensions, to enhance equality and fairness for the good of society as a whole, whereas the conventional financial system focuses primarily on the economic and financial aspects of transactions. As a result Islamic insurance might also be seen as an ethical insurance. Islamic insurance is provided under a principle called Takaful. The term “Takaful” is derived from the Arabic word “Kafaala” meaning guaranteeing. Takaful…

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The Facts About Ethical Search Engine Optimization

The Facts About Ethical Search Engine Optimization

Meenakshi Wali asked: The search engine optimization techniques that are supported by the search engines are known as the ethical ways of SEO whereas the rest are under rated as unethical techniques that are not approved by the search engines. Most web masters blindly believe on the so-called ethical search engine optimization techniques and follow them religiously. But the matter of concern here is to know if these so called Ethical SEO techniques are truly Ethical and Effective or not….

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Entrepreneurship With Ethics

Entrepreneurship With Ethics

Thanaseelan asked: Why is it important to establish the moral status of entrepreneurship? Unless it can be shown that the entrepreneur does what is morally worthwhile as an entrepreneur, that his role is ethically praiseworthy, not only his or her status in the market but the market itself becomes vulnerable to serious moral criticism. This is because it is well recognised that ethics are the free market’s life line. Many economists are beginning to realise this. Indeed, it is entrepreneurial…

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