Is the motive behind love your enemies and non-violence ethical or political?
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Is the motive behind love your enemies and non-violence ethical or political? (Matthew: 5:38-48, Luke: 6:27-38) by In Cheol Shin

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Published by University of Surrey in Guildford .
Written in English


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Thesis (MA)(Theology and Religious Studies) - Roehampton Institute London, University of Surrey, 1999.

Statementby In Cheol Shin.
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Open LibraryOL18382516M

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About The Ethics of Nonviolence. Robert Holmes is one of the leading proponents of nonviolence in the United States, and his influence extends to the rest of the world. However, he has never presented his views on nonviolence in full-length book form. If you claim not to have any enemies, I'd like to make you an offer. I want to sign you up to write a book explaining how you managed to get this far in life without having a single person oppose you. Your book would surely be a bestseller. You could describe how nobody has ever been jealous, envious or hostile toward you. You could explain how no one has ever tried to interrupt your plans. Love Your Enemies: Toward a Christoform Bioethic mittedly, not the only question) is how one engages one's enemies, includ­ ing, in the context of medicine, the enemy death. Death as the Enemy, Medicine as War In my description above, I suggested that activists in this case appeared to view death as the ultimate : M Therese Lysaught. This issue examines the concept of violence. It argues that ethics are deeply imbued with violence, and explores the ambiguous relations between them. The argument is that Kantian ethics are based on the violent split Kant makes between the physical - which includes the body - and spiritual worlds. This is why absolute ethical stances - for example that of Antigone, or of those who renounce.

Believing that motive has no role to play in the assessment of a moral action, this means that, as humans are apt to make mistakes, if we do the wrong thing by accident, we are considered morally wrong, even if we have noble motives. To love our enemies does not mean that we suddenly become their friends. If it is our enemies we are to love, they must remain enemies. Unless you have enemies, you cannot love them. And if you have no enemies, I wonder if you have any friends. The moment you choose your friends, their enemies become your own enemies. In making a moral decision, one should be more concerned with having good motives than arriving at good consequences. Deontology One should be more concerned with what one does than with what kind of person one becomes. Understanding people's motives. When people find themselves unable to understand others they quickly label them, judge them and form false ideas about them. Its so common for a person who don't understand another person to call the later a difficult person just because he never managed to understand him.. The main reason people confuse the intentions of others and fail to understand them .

Can love be ethical? Certainly, we fall in love not because it is the right thing to do, but because it feels right. Romantic feelings and emotions arise with no control. It's a position that many of us hold - a loathing for Saddam Hussein but a desire that everything should be done legitimately and with a clear, ethical motive rather than the selfish interests of American oilmen or whoever. Taking a Knee Brett Kavanaugh and the Ethics of the Supreme Court Confirmation Process The Ethics of Dissent Point/Counterpoint: Democratic Legitimacy The California Wildfires The Ethics of Immigration The Power of Symbols The Mueller Report: An Ethical Analysis Political Speech in the Age of Social Media The Ethical Implications of Mass. The irrelevance of motive to the moral content of an action Or, whether Bush invaded Iraq because of oil is of no relevance to assessing the morality, or for that matter the wisdom, of going to war. I see this preoccupation with motive as one of the most significant biases in current political and moral discourse.