Ethics and Relativism
Our text discusses the challenge relativism presents to various ethical and religious viewpoints. Consider a specific moral question which might make it difficult to accept the relativist's response.
A relativist’s believes that a practice that a culture adopts and practices and believes to be right determines their course of action. For example if one church practices ...view middle of the document...
Donating 10% to the leaders is correct for the first church, while not donating any money to the church leadership is correct for the second church. This example or question presents a challenge to a person who is deciding to attend a church for the first time. They have to choose. This is why there are so many denominations with many different doctrines, but when you really look at it is the same God for all. The Holy Bible is the primary doctrine that is to be followed by every worshipper.
Some would say that is not right. That takes the freedom of choice away. When a person chooses to follow God it shouldn’t be about people. People are not perfect. God is.
State the moral issue involved, and provide an explanation as to why you think a relativist might have a problem giving a justified response to it.
In addition, use one of the positive ethical theories from the text to interpret the issue and how one should respond to this issue.