The World Book Encyclopedia states: “One of humanity’s special traits is to ask thoughtful questions about what we should or should not do.”
God’s word or man’s.
Once upon a time God’s word, the Bible, influenced many societies. Today humanism, secularism and freethinking are the influences.
Today is to be tolerant, not judgmental. Everything is considered relative; there is no longer any absolute in right and wrong.
standards for good or bad character and behaviour:
Encyclopædia Britannica states that from the time of Greek philosopher Socrates to the 20th century, there have been “repeated debates over just what goodness and the standard of right and wrong might be.”
“Look out: perhaps there may be someone who will carry you off as his prey through the philosophy and empty deception according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ.”
19 For it is written: “I will make the wisdom of the wise men perish, and the intelligence of the intellectuals I will reject.”*+ 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this system of things? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not get to know God+ through its wisdom,+ God was pleased through the foolishness+ of what is preached to save those believing. 1 Corinthians 1:19 -21
“I WELL know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” (Jeremiah 10:23)
But solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment* trained to distinguish both right and wrong.
Your identity is everything that makes you, you. It is your name and appearance, your values, beliefs, and character. So ask what are my strengths? What are my weaknesses? What emotional and spiritual needs do I have? What are my morals and values? What are my convictions? But let each one examine his own actions,+ and then … Continue reading What is Your identity?
“As senior members of the Church of England, which is the established church, some bishops are entitled to sit in the House of Lords. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester and 21 other bishops in order of seniority together form the Lords Spiritual.” https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary/bishops/ “A state religion (also … Continue reading Religion and Politics!