Principals

Evil is a human construct

Without man there is no evil. No one thinks that a tiger eating a rabbit is evil, yet we all think your mother eating her sisters baby certainly is. 

Evil comes from our cultural understanding of words like greed, pride, prejudice,etc... It is a cultural choice, how a community defines,  and treats the subject provides the social outcome.  It is a relative personal choice we make which defines a value to the term. What is evil to one individual can be pleasure or justice, to another. 

Rules

1.  Belief is based only through Jesus Christ, a process that requires the BIble to understand the word of God and a personal relation with Christ to define what is the proper way when faced with contradictions.  
2. Truth, to come as close as possible to what is true 
3. Salvation is made on this earth, although its is not founded in your good deeds, the quality of eternal life is directly related to behavior.

Happiness

From... http://www.pbs.org/now/society/happiness.html
On the Pursuit of Happiness

Take the announcement made by Samuel Johnson, echoing Ecclesiastes, that no one could surely wish to be born, who had a chance to contemplate beforehand all the miseries that would await him in life. Today, in many societies, such a claim would be met with uncomprehending stares. People might disagree as fiercely as ever about what happiness is and about what factors make it more or less likely, but far fewer disagree about whether it is at least possible. — Sissela Bok

Morals

If morality is a natural feature of society, should we not give it a great deal of examination?

Several themes, such as the incorrectness of murder, are part of all societies. There is a variety of differences in the values held by separate societies. It is in these differences, and/or lack of knowing/understanding of the correct ethical construct that we find the conflicts in our human history.

Normative Ethical Principles and Theories: A Brief Overview http://www.stedwards.edu/ursery/norm.htm

Introduction to Ethics

from http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/INTROETH.HTM

Marrage

we hate each other

Put it off for as long as possible.

Financial unit for family construction

Violence

"MAYHEM" AS ENTERTAINMENT

June 23, 1998

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript

David Gergen engages Sissela Bok, a fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, author of "Mayhem: Violence as Public Entertainment."

DAVID GERGEN: Sissela, you begin your book on violence on television by talking about the gladiators in Rome.

Lying or Trust

Trust, Paul Zak  the rate of poverty and wealth is directly related to the trust we have between each other.   Trust is the big gun ecomonist are looking for,  it is the one variable that captures if things are going good or bad.  It is trust in other people that traslates into how well our govenment will work
 
All desicions are economic, should you marry girl a or girl b, should I have one or two children, fundamentally all economics  is about evaluating desicions.     
In societies wher trust is high then we have quicker and functional trans actions.

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