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What is morality

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  • 1. What is Morality? Five Levels of Understanding Morality
  • 2. 1. AS LAW
    • Something that we have to follow and if you do not follow, then there is a violation,
    • i. e. TEN COMMANDMENTS
    • Talks about norms and standards
  • 3.
    • A static understanding of morality
    • The opposite or the extreme would lead to LEGALISM
  • 4. 2. AS INNER CONVICTION
    • Something that has to do with one’s understanding of his/her beliefs
    • Building up the self
  • 5.
    • A personal understanding of morality
    • The opposite or the extreme would lead to SITUATIONISM
  • 6. 3. AS LOVE
    • Morality is something that is relational
    • Loving the other, God and self
  • 7.
    • This understanding of morality is an approximation of how we Christians understand morality
    • The opposite or extreme would lead to EMOTIONALISM
  • 8. 4. AS PERSONAL GROWTH
    • Something that has to do with one’s personhood
    • The opposite or extreme would lead to PERSONALISM
  • 9. AS SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
    • Morality as bringing about changes in society
    • Something that has to do with social
    • conditions
  • 10.
    • This understanding speaks about Liberation Theology
    • The opposite or extreme would lead to ACTIVISM
  • 11. What then is Morality?
    • Morality, therefore is something that has to do with CO-EXISTENCE
    • Presupposes acceptance and understanding of what it means to be human
  • 12.
    • Living with others
    • Concern for the other
  • 13. Co-Existence presupposes:
    • Freedom
    • Faith
    • Salvation
    • Dignity of the human person
  • 14. Ask yourself this question :
    • Could I look at my neighbor straight in the eye and say:
    • HOW TRULY HAVE I NOT HURT YOU?
  • 15. Reflection for Understanding Morality
    • Some people define morality as right conduct
    • Some define it as conformity to law
    • The dictionary defines it as “the quantity of that which conforms to right ideals or principles of human conduct”
  • 16. WE, Filipinos consider morality as an essential element of our religion
    • Morality in the Christian perspective is the morality of a believer and a listener. It presupposes a God who speaks and a God, who in creating us, has called us into an unending dialogue with Himself.
  • 17.
    • Morality is thus a matter of response, not to a law but to a person.
    • “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” is the prayer of a moral person.
  • 18.
    • Therefore Christianity is an ethical religion in the sense that it recognizes no separation between the service of God and moral conduct.
    • Thus, these are the 2 inseparable aspects of Christianity:
  • 19.
    • The religious aspect (service or love of God)
    • The moral aspect (moral conduct or love of neighbor)
  • 20. Please take note:
    • It is important to remember that the avoidance of hell must not be one’s motivation in living a moral life.
    • Is should rather be, the realization of the Kingdom of God.
  • 21. Assignment
    • Read and interpret the message of the following biblical passages:
    • Mark 1:15 Mark 10: 42-45
    • Isaiah 54: 1-8 Exodus 23: 23-31
    • Deut 7: 9; 11: 13-17; 30: 15-20