Category Archives: Religion
Many will argue that since both natural and unnatural methods of birth control are all aimed at achieving a common goal, then they are both the same from a moral perspective. The church has made it quite clear that evil can never be justified even the result is the same as the achieved by good deeds.
Prophets also played an integral part in the religious and ethical beliefs and spiritual practices of the community. The biblical prophets stressed the importance of moral deity and the covenant’s for ethical requirement. This was in sharp contrast to the cultic prophets, the biblical prophets passed the message that the survival of the nation and the society depended on its righteousness and not in its military, social, economic, and political power.
Apart from intercession prophets protected the people from danger and threats. This was seen as the little nations ofIsraelandJudahfaced challenges from powers likeBabylonandAssyria. We find the prophets defining the dangers and threats of these world powers as well as the hope and promises of the future.
When Jesus was hung on the crucifix, when Mohammed was tortured on the grounds ofArabiaand when Moses walked on water, nobody would have believed that it would be so easy for the world to forget about the miracles of these apostles and their message to mankind.
Wilber (2006), however, in her book Integral Spirituality expresses the view that spirituality is still significant for the development of a man in the modern world. He tries to reconcile modern science with the fundamental principles of basic religions. He believes that religions have lost their credibility because they choose to remain ignorant and aloof from the progress of the world. Wilber suggests that the only way in which people can be brought back to spiritualism, in order to benefit from the peace that comes with it, is through an integration of scientific elements with religious principles.
The section from the “Book of Healing” I am dealing with concerns Islamic Ethics. Chapter 2 commences with the assertion that the entire race of humans is interdependent and whoever tries to violate nature by forming homogenous communities would be upsetting divine perfection of God’s planet. Thus, according to Avicenna, man can only subsist in a system of “partnerships”.
Rome: There have been two major miracles in which fishermen have caught an unbelievable number of fish suddenly in areas where no fish could be found earlier. These events have led to a great elevation in Jesus’ status as a messiah.
Divorce should be the last resort in case of disagreements among spouses and conditions rule its permissibility. If separation is regretted, there should be a “way open for reconciliation”. Avicenna explains that this way must be made tedious so that people may not be tempted to terminate marriage with the consolation that they have the option of reuniting later.