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Ethics Codes Term Paper

… The AACC for example states (1-120 to 1-127) that its counselors would never support a client's decision to engage in threatening behavior, substance abuse, abortion, divorce, premarital/extramarital sexual affairs, homosexual behavior, and assisted suicide. This is in direct contrast to what both the ACA and AAPC state, which is that they would never impose their values and beliefs onto clients. The difference again stems from the fact that the AACC's espousal of fundamental Christian morals and values cause it to strictly adhere to these ideals in its ethics code. The AAPC, being a nonsectarian organization, does not espouse any particular values from its various denominations and the ACA is predominantly composed of lay professionals.

The second level of comparison is to find the similarities and…. [read more]


Divorce in Regard to Christian Ethics Reaction Paper

… Divorce in Regards to Christian Ethics

What does the Bible and Christian ethics say in regards to divorce? In a society of quick marriages and divorces, more emphasis needs to be placed on the topic of divorce from the spiritual aspects. Depending on the religion, there are different beliefs regarding divorce and the reasons for getting a divorce. Some believe that divorce can only come through sexual immorality and others believe that the Bible teaches that divorce is not an option. Others believe that the Bible states other reasons that a divorce can be granted and the divorced couples can be free to remarry on these grounds. The basis of this reflection will be to examine the aspects from different points-of-view and determine the grounds…. [read more]


Is Divorce and Remarriage Acceptable? Essay

… This is because based on the Old Testament law, incest was forbidden. In addition, such a marriage was illegitimate, and they support this view of "always sinful" suggesting that the exception clause only appears in Matthew, which its message was referring to the Jews.

Owing to the lack of the exception appearing in Luke, the argument further suggests that the exception was meant for the Jews alone. In addition, those involved in such an incestuous marriage were allowed to undo the marriage, but it was not permissible for them to marry again. In reference to Paul's instruction on spouses who depart, this may only be a separation, which does not allow the other to marry. However, if the unbelieving spouse officially divorces the believer, and…. [read more]


Christian Biotechnology: Not a Contradiction Term Paper

… So in this area, it is relatively simple to analyze the use and importance of this field of research. Transgenic crops have proven to be vital food source for both economic and humanitarian purposes, while transgenic animals are quickly proving to be just what the meat, milk, and egg industry need to increase profits and production. Christians everywhere should be in support of biotechnology and genetic modification in food production, as this has the potential to erase world hunger and improve corporate profits all at once.

Genetically modified (GM) crops are safe and proven in the field. Scientists are not just tinkering with DNA for fun -- GM crops are being created that are far superior to traditional hybrid strains in hardiness and resistance to…. [read more]


Legislating Morality Research Paper

… The Supreme Court claimed that when upholding the Roe vs. Wade decision that they were not legislating morality by making abortions legal. However, it is clear that in their decision by legalizing abortion the Supreme Court has essentially declared that abortion is right. As such, this is certainly a statement of morality and legalized abortions represent an example of the legislation of morality. Many government officials argue that legalizing abortions represents the government's way of remaining neutral on the issue of abortion; the government is not actually forcing anyone to go out and get an abortion nor is the government stating that having abortions is good, but instead the government is recognizing a woman's control over her body and are allowing women to exercise their…. [read more]


In Vitro Fertilization Term Paper

… Human Embryo Research

The dilemma becomes even more grotesque and complicated when examples such as that of the Geron Corp. In Menlo Park, California are considered. These laboratories obtain donated human embryos from IVF clinics. [NBAC 1999, Author not available. 2003] They are allowed to develop from a few cells to about a 100 cells for about 12 days and then the human embryonic stem cells that will form the various types of tissue, are harvested to be grown into specific types. These are used for advanced medical research and transplantations. It is justifiable and indeed laudable if we could be sure that all we were dealing with were human cells not the being itself. [NBAC 1999]

Arguments for the continuation of this process are…. [read more]


Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Competence and Responsibility Term Paper

… Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Competence and Responsibility to Community: The Codes of Ethics of ACA, AAPC, and AACC

The American Counseling Association (ACA), American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) are just few of the numerous extant organizations in the United States that offer and conduct counseling services guided buy its mission and vision, and most importantly, each organization's Code of Ethics. Ethics, as a branch of philosophy that concerns itself with issues about the norms of human conduct -- that is, knowing and distinguishing right from wrong, is the basic yet most essential foundation that counseling organizations should have in order to provide competent and quality service to their clients. Since the Code of Ethics pertain to the proper…. [read more]


Analzying Christianity and the Torah Dissertation

… Christianity and the Torah



History of Christianity



Basic concepts in Christian theology



History of the Torah



Christianity and the Torah



Torah observance at the Table 130



The Significance of the Torah to Christian in modern day 134



It is the Powerful Word of God 134



It Leads Christians to Jesus the Messiah 136



It Deals with the Questions of Life 139



What we Understand about The Law 141



Interpreting and Applying the Law 143



Suggested Christian approach towards the Torah 144



Identifying what the specific law…. [read more]


Group Counseling Term Paper

… Group Counseling

This work explores group counseling and examines what group counseling actually is and what the purpose of group counseling is. Secondly, this work examines ethics in counseling and specifically those ethics of the Christian counselor in maintaining Biblical principles in counseling and what the ethical requirements of the Christian counselor are. Findings in this work include the important and key role of the group leader or facilitator in keeping the interactions and communications positive in order to avoid harm to group members.

GROUP COUNSELING

This work will first compare/contrast views on what current literature states on group counseling in what it is and what it is not within professional view of group counseling. Attention will be given to ethical considerations including how professional…. [read more]


Philosophical Perspective Action: I Decided to Attend Essay

… Philosophical Perspective

Action: I decided to attend college, and obtain my undergraduate degree.

Risk: First, there is the opportunity cost of the income I could earn at a full-time job. I will be less financially stable when I am in college and potentially a greater burden on my parents if I emerge after four years, in debt, and unable to support myself.

Justification: Even if the economy is uncertain at present, in the long-term I am likely to get a better job if I attend college.

Defense or Foundational Knowledge: I want a job that is emotionally satisfying. Going to college and obtaining a degree is likely to get me a job that is better-paying and also more meaningful and intellectually challenging, than if I…. [read more]


Ethical Treatment of Women Term Paper

… Equality of reward for equal deeds.

The right to express their opinion and be heard.

The right to provisions from the husband for all her needs and more.

The right to negotiate marriage terms of her choice.

The right to obtain a divorce from her husband.

The right to refuse any marriage that does not please her. (ibid)

Conclusion

All of the above aspects point to the understanding of full ethical and social equality for women under Islamic religious law. However, there seems to be a number of divergences and anomalies from these laws when the reality of Islamic societies is investigated. This leads to the following types of questions. "How can anyone justify Islam's treatment of women, when it imprisons Afghans under blue shuttlecock…. [read more]


Catholic Church Public Policy in Spain and US Thesis

… As I previously mentioned, the Spanish population is religiously homogeneous. Roman Catholics compose of 99% of the population, while the remaining 1% of the population is composed of those belonging to Jewish, Protestant, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths. In relation to other countries in the European Union, Spain boasts one of the most "religious" populations. As data from a study of religiosity in the European shows, as late as 1982, only Ireland surpasses Spain in religious practice. Further, by the end of the decade, the percentage of individuals identifying themselves as "religious persons" ranged from a low of 48% in Denmark to 72% in the Irish Republic. The Spanish percentage of 68% exceeded all other countries except Ireland, Portugal and Greece. In stark contrast to the…. [read more]


Right-To-Die Opinion Order ID Research Paper

… The law was further reduced in scope and usability when certain types of doctors and/or from certain departments were precluded from ever participating in a physician-assisted suicide. Other scholarly research has held that nurses should be flatly banned from ever participating in the practice even if the agree on a personal moral or religious basis. That being said, nurses can be a listening ear and a hand to hold. Indeed, part of nursing is being a soothing and helping presence even when death of any form or cause is basically assured. Nurses can help assist in deciding whether a person wanting to die and/or making decisions about medical care are lucid and able to make such decisions. Indeed, people that do not have such standing…. [read more]


Moral Criticisms of the Market Essay

… Christian socialists are advocating a utopian vision that has not yet been realized upon this earth, one which is not analogous to what existed in the former Soviet Union.

It is also difficult to deny that markets depend upon the public's never-ending desire for material goods, often in a manner that has a negative effect on the environment because of the waste generated by conspicuous consumption. Ewert argues that materialism is merely a possible negative byproduct of capitalism but consider: is it really ever in a company's interest to ask you to buy less of its product? This dilemma is manifested in the output of many fast food companies, given that it is difficult to morally argue against the notion the portion size control of…. [read more]


Clinical Supervision Is a Cornerstone Admission Essay

… In addition, I noted that if her behavior continued unchecked, I would make an (ethics?) report to the board (BBS?), and terminate our supervision contract.

Lily's church owns a facility for unwed teenage mothers. There were several incidents of verbal aggression and physical violence from the clients (towards children or staff? How did you address?). Lily's clients lived in impoverished backgrounds, while the church owned a home in an upper middle class neighborhood. From what I learned in supervision, it became clear that Lily and other staff members were trying to impose their values on the clients, especially in relation to parenting skills. We specifically discussed how these values might differ across cultures and socio-economic groups, and how this often impacts a therapeutic relationship. Lily's…. [read more]


Religion Entered the 18th Century Research Paper

… She had printed in Philadelphia a pamphlet of twenty-four pages entitled "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee, a Colored Lady, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel" to let others know of her work and her mission. She also kept a journal while traveling which would later be transformed into her autobiography.The expanded version appeared in 1894 as: Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel. To meet travel expenses and room and board, she sold her book at church meetings and while she was on the road.

The book was met with some controversy since the book questioned sexism in the church. It was also controversial due to the…. [read more]


Aristotle, Hobbes, Machiavelli and Bellah Essay

… Similarly, the citizens of a republic should be generous, which was the happy medium between stinginess and wastefulness. Virtues were not based on feelings, emotions or passions but were states of being, and every virtue "causes its possessors to be in a good state and to perform their functions well" (Aristotle 23). Some actions like adultery, theft and murder were always evil and base and could never be right, and in the virtuous life "the mean is temperance and the excess intemperance" (Aristotle 26).

4. Hobbes and Machiavelli both believe that the study and the practice of politics need to be divorced from traditional moral and religious understandings. Why is that the case for each? What account of how to approach politics does each offer?…. [read more]


Science vs. Philosophy: Return to Unity Term Paper

… Relationship/Science-Philosophy

The Relationship Between Science and Philosophy: Return to Unity is predicated on the concept that the dichotomy between the two disciplines was artificially created in order to achieve various desirable ends, and that this dichotomy now no longer serves mankind and is being replaced by a 'discipline' that not only brings science and philosophy into relationship, but virtually unifies them.

In order to support this assertion, an extensive literature review will be conducted, tracing both the separation and reunification of science and philosophy. In addition, new material will be sought from current thinkers in both nominal fields, science and philosophy. Perhaps the foremost thinker nominally from science working n the field is Britain's Stephen Hawking; while it will probably not be possible to obtain…. [read more]


History of Rosicrucian Order Thesis

… History Of the Rosicrucian Order

Despite being one of the oldest esoteric societies, the Rosicrucian Order remains one of the most mysterious and least well-known of the various groups that arose in Europe over the course of the second millennium. Although Rosicrucianism was one of the key influences on the development of Freemasonry, and, as will be discussed in the findings chapter of this study, has played an important role in the development of Western culture and society, its history, symbols, and legacy have frequently been overshadowed by more popular alchemical and metaphysical movements. For example, while most Americans know that many of the founding fathers were Freemasons, fewer likely know that the first governor of Connecticut was deeply interested in Rosicrucianism from an early…. [read more]


Post-Cold War Era, Far Term Paper

… ¶ … post-cold war era, far from making the "end of history" and the triumph of the western ideal, will be characterized by increased global fragmentation and the "clash of civilizations" based on ethical, cultural and religious distinctions. Cultural identity has replaced any shared ideology that had existed as the dominant global perspective in world affairs. To a great degree nationalism, be it exclusive or inclusive of cultural minorities has become the driving force behind many world decisions and the many lessons of diversity, taught over the last 50 plus years have congealed into the pride of ideological difference that is created by the borders of ones nation and the culture of the people within it. The catch twenty-two of diversity has become fragmented ideologies…. [read more]


Science and Religious Beliefs of the Victorians Term Paper

… Science and Religious Beliefs of the Victorians

Whether to follow the critical mind whatever its destructive effect on religious faith or to follow the will to believe and abandon reason could become for some Victorians, perhaps a majority of the intellectuals, the two horns of a dilemma. They could do neither. No sooner had they concluded, under the influence of science and biblical criticism, that Christianity was a myth or that all supernatural religion was a delusion than they felt the hopes and consolations, so deeply imbibed by the Bible readings and church services of their youth, not only alive but reviving the more intensely as they were threatened with extinction."

Growing up with the ecclesiastical teachings, basking in the light of the bible readings…. [read more]


Kierkegaard Fear and Trembling Term Paper

… In the entire course of "Fear and Trembling" Kierkegaard dwells on Abraham's would-be sacrifice. His devotion to God surpasses his love for his child and the he overcomes his love for child. He not only overcame his love for his child but compunction of killing an innocent human being and his murder did not even come in his way to his commitment to God. Here Abraham pursued the absolute that is God. In pursuit of absolute the universal became unimportant and individual rose above it.

Conclusion

According to this concept ultimate decision with respect to good and evil are governed by God's commands. As in the case of Abraham God's decision of the right and wrong of his action was ultimate and societal norms became…. [read more]


In Vitro Fertilization: Ethical, Spiritual Morality Term Paper





There are even more stories in the news that suggest that man is tempted more and more with more uses for in vitro. Some have talked of using embryos to clone themselves so that they have a companion. In vitro is now a consideration for creation of embryos to use for stem cell research, another morally and ethically questionable practice. As technology continues to advance, it is only more likely that man will be tempted even further to use human life for his only whims and needs rather than for the purpose man was originally intended.



In vitro takes away that which is human and replaces it with greed, abuse of power and the potential for devastation.
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Housing Support on Teenager Parents Essay

… Whatever the consequences may be the social evil of teenage mothers has to be checked. National rules of behaviour should be framed on the Judeo-Christian tradition. The whole society needs to participate in this social movement.

Relativist Perspective advocates ethical behaviour from the experience of the other groups or nations. For the subject problem I will consider Descriptive Relativism by observing the norms, traditions and customs of other cultures. Through Mathematical Relativism argue, adopt or reject values. Relativist perspective emphasis on consensus of viewpoints to justify decisions as right and wrong. The less civilised and less developed cultures of the Eastern societies can be studied.

Another applied perspective is Virtue Ethics which is an acquired disposition from the individual character. According to Virtue Ethics, teenage…. [read more]


Oscar Wilde, Rebellion of His Themes Thesis

… Oscar Wilde, Rebellion of His Themes and Morality in Comparison to the Society of the Time

The objective of this work is to discuss the central image of Oscar Wilde, both conformist and rebel and the extent to which his work contains an inherent contradiction, and specifically in his pointing out the folly of his contemporary society and his expression of values that were contrary to the social norm or that which was expected within society and simultaneously his work being published, performed and appreciated within that society. This work will discuss the central image of Wilde as a figure of contradiction and paradox.

Reality within the view of Wilde is one without a consistent value as he blurs his edges and hides behind a…. [read more]


Social Advocacy in Counseling PhD Model Answer

… " Indeed many of the tenets and precepts of current social justice advocates are aligned with the postmodernist philosophy, which has been associated with Marxist principles by many scholars (e.g., see Johnson, 2009; Nicholson & Seidman, 1995). This is not to suggest that social advocacy is a "communist plot" but instead is an attempt to understand how social justice advocates may instead attempt to promote certain political agendas in the name of science. There is no denying that upbringing, environment, and experience shape who we are (this has always been the fundamental psychological principle of human behavior), but social advocates may attempt to exploit this principle in terms of certain agendas. The issues of social change are tackled by political scientists, social researchers, and sociologists…. [read more]


Sexual and Religious Ideologies Term Paper

… The Buddha said, "If this triad of old age, illness and death did not exist, then all this loveliness would surely give me great pleasure." (Conze, 1959) However, the Buddha had seen the consequences and made a decision to give up sexual pleasure.

In addition, the Buddha said, " If people, doomed to undergo old age, illness and death are carefree in their enjoyment with others who are in the same position, they behave like birds and beasts." (Conze, 1959) The Buddha's realization of this led him to find Nirvana.

According to the Buddha, all men desire happiness, security, success, long life, and many other things for himself and his loved ones. However, pain, frustration, sickness and death are all inevitable and the only way…. [read more]


How Forgiveness Effects Human Health Thesis

… S. structuring an eighteen-step procedure of forgiveness. It listed the following development.


  • Assessment of psychological defenses.

  • The resistance of annoyance; the point is to liberate, not dock, the annoyance.

  • Acceptance of disgrace, when this is suitable.

  • Consciousness of harm.

  • Consciousness of cognitive practice (rerunning the scene frequently in one's brain) of the wrongdoing

  • Consciousness that the offended group might be contrasting self with the injurer.

  • Consciousness into a probably distorted 'righteous world' vision. [Issue of justice]

  • Transformations of heart/adaptation/original insights that old declaration plans are not functioning.

  • A readiness to discover forgiveness as an alternative.

  • Assurance to forgive the wrongdoer.

  • Restructuring, during role taking, who the offender is by screening him or her in background.

  • Compassion in the direction of the wrongdoer.

  • Consciousness of…. [read more]


Spirituality and Depression What Is Spirituality? Thesis

… Spirituality and Depression

What is Spirituality?

The absence of an adequate definition of spirituality is perhaps one reason why researchers have difficulty identifying the role of spirituality in the treatment of depression. What is spirituality? Every culture, every school of thought, even every individual can differ on this point. For the purposes of this paper, we will work with a variety of perspectives concerning "spirituality" -- but at the same time we may assert a kind of working definition that will help guide our review of the literature which follows. According to Bernard Fellay (2011), a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, spirituality may be defined as "a sense of God."

However, as the modern age is distinctly more secular with regard to science than…. [read more]


Secular Humanism Research Proposal

… Secular Humanism

The rise and influence of Secular Humanism in the 20th century

Index

Brief Overview of the Antecedents of Secular Humanism

The Enlightenment and Renaissance

Political and Economic Factors

The Modern Era

Historical aspects; The Formalism of Secular Humanism

The Role of Science

Secularization in the West

Influential Thinkers

Secular Humanism in the Twentieth Century and its Crisis

The Influence of Secular Humanism

The phenomenon of secular humanism is a central facet of the constitution and character of contemporary Western culture and society. The modern development of this ideology or worldview has progressed from the humanism of the Enlightenment to the particle style of secular humanism that we find in the twentieth century. This cultural phenomenon became a dominant social and cultural force during…. [read more]

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