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Moral Claims and Religion

Should moral claims that an action is right or that an action is wrong, be based upon one's religious beliefs? Can you explain the perspective using the 3 approaches (divine command theory, utilitarianism, or duty based ethics)?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started with this problem. Before going any further, to answer such a question as this, you need to make an outline. I suggest the following:

1. Moral Claims & Faith - here you will answer the first question from your perspective. About 150 words.
2. Use of Theory - here, you will try and explain your position using the 3 theories, about 50 words each theory, totaling to 150 words.

The above outline will yield 300 words which should be enough. The solution below follows this outline. You can also use the listed resources for further exploration of the topic. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

On Moral Claims and Faith

Moral claims are those positions people take or judgements people make about an event, an action, a person or an idea. Consider for example 2 people watching a news report about a teen daughter who killed her father as he was molesting and abusing her. Thus she ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise to help the student tackle the topic of moral claims (see above) as it relates to religious beliefs using the theories of divine command, utilitarianism, & duty based ethics. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.