The Ethical Dilemma Of Performance Enhancing Drugs

1364 WordsJun 16, 20176 Pages
Benchmark Assignment: Ethical Dilemmas These days it seems as society is constantly being faced with Ethical Dilemmas. Whether it is normal everyday citizens, actors, business executives, and even athletes. The way that every person deal with ethical dilemmas is by relying on their worldview. The world of professional sports is a very tough and competitive place. It is full of top level athletes that are masters in their respective sports and the struggle that they all face is to be better than everyone else. With all these athletes working hard and looking for new ways to better themselves, some take the easy way over the right way. In this paper, the ethical dilemma of performance enhancing drugs being used in sports will be addressed…show more content…
Core Beliefs Some athletes view doping, the use of performance enhancing drugs, as the only way to keep up with athletic competition (Performance Enhancing Drugs, 2017). With it being such a big issue many people are curious on how the Christian worldview deals with the topic. The Christian worldview does not specifically address the ethical dilemma that surrounds performance enhancing drugs. While I admit that it does not directly talk about PEDs, in Jesus’ time they had none, there are certain core beliefs that can be applied to it. Firstly, we need to look at our bodies. People aligned with the Christian worldview know that because of the fall our bodies were marred from God’s beginning perfect creation of us (The Ethics of Enhancement, 2017). The Bible states how God views our body saying “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (NKJV, 1 Corinthians. 6:19-20). If our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, then it would not be right to defile our bodies by injecting it with drugs for performance. It is also trying to change and determine what and how our bodies are rather than how God created us. There is also the issue of performance enhancing drugs being fair and considered cheating. King Solomon writes that “Better is
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