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Ethical Decisions: The Divine Command Theory

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In a world of diverse cultures and beliefs, it’s very problematic to distinguish weather something is morally right or wrong based on one’s specific teachings or beliefs. Furthermore, we were asked that before we began this course; what principles, factors, or beliefs have you relied on in deciding whether something is, morally right or, morally wrong or, neither right nor wrong in itself? Also we were also asked, what rules or procedures do you follow in applying these principles, factors, and/or beliefs? In this paper I will aim to relate my beliefs to how I made decisions. The Divine Command Theory is one on the world renowned theories that assists me in making ethical decisions. In an article written by Michael W. Austin, he states that
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