History[ edit ] While the concept of an intelligence behind the natural order is ancient, a rational argument that concludes that we can know that the natural world has a designer, or a creating intelligence which has human-like purposes, appears to have begun with classical philosophy. Later, variants on the argument from design were produced in Western philosophy and by Christian fundamentalism.
All after-the-fact correction of deliberate moral evil not sins of ignorance is punishment i.
In most punishments or 'corrections' in modern societies, the discomfort, suffering, or privation element is the primary focus or intent of the act e. In the former, we ASK for correction to our moral views—before we violate a moral.
Habitual offenders still spend the night in jail, even though no one in the Police station really believes it will make a difference. The continued enjoyment of these are also misleading—they are NOT that important, powerful, blessed, etc.
But this is a morally legitimate goal in itself. Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
But he stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. They went after false idols and became false; they followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.
But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed. But what will you do at the end of it? Jeremiah 22 with the preceding Jeremiah 21!
There are no human hearts as anti-suffering, anti-punishment, eager-to-save, and loving as God, nor are there human hearts more patient than God. And even then, He promised a restoration of the nation and protection for those who surrendered in obedience to His instructions once the core of that beyond-hope generation was finished.
None of us would allow our loved ones and community to be abused by the treacherous for so long—because of some good-hearted, punishment-abhorring hope of redemption we had the treacherous themselves.
In some cases, individuals or groups were both so destructive and so incorrigible that excision from the community was the only merciful thing to do for the community and maybe even for the perp, at that point.
That is, leniency with them was simply used as a weapon by the treacherous to do more treachery. One implied the other, in the context of a community-valued moral law. There are numerous constraints on what can be expected in this system.
While in the beginning of their career of evil, there would have been God-given contrary influences inside e. There is a Point of No Return in their personal choice, and therefore a personal Point of No Redemption since they can no longer desire or ask for it from God. One of the largest categories of constraint applies to ALL moral agents, including God: I am supposed to help you as far as I can, but not to the point of sinning myself e.
And so on… This applies in a big way to Moral Authority e. One commitment acts as a moral boundary condition to the other. There are moral constraints of Fairness, Truth, recognition of the value of others, ethical integrity, social fidelity. The literature of the western world is replete with chronicles of poorly-understood failures and ever-striving attempts.
Most of these speculations are probably well-meaning fantasies--I have them too, but I don't use them to support a belief that I am morally and emotionally superior to God! I know what they are expressions of compassion from a heart made in God's image and I know what they are not coherent, verifiable, well thought-out, bullet-proof alternative designs for the Universe.
It also affirms that people are subject to external influences especially early in their choice history and therefore corrigible.Romper. 7 Things To Do If A Friend Is Being Cheated On. assuming that you found out a friend was being cheated on, you've made sure that is really happening.
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The harbingers of the future of all human good and evil have their hearth and home in the seeking eyes of every child. The most powerful manifestations of human good and evil, which impact all of humanity and even affect the universe beyond our earth, have their small .
If you act selfishly, you are well within your rights to do so because you don't "owe" your friend anything. But if your friend is angry with you after that, don't be surprised.
Looking at Accenture’s value document, you can wonder if they expect anyone to actually believe them. It is normal for companies to define corporate values supposed to guide decision making. The teleological or physico-theological argument, also known as the argument from design, or intelligent design argument is an argument for the existence of God or, more generally, for an intelligent creator based on perceived evidence of deliberate design in the natural world..
The earliest recorded versions of this argument are associated with Socrates in ancient Greece, although it has been.