The World Monotheistic Religions Of Islam, Christianity, And Judaism

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The third world monotheistic religions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, do share this imperative about loving God/Allah with all the mind, heart, soul, and strength, and love one’s neighbor as oneself, which do indeed run contrary to the adversarial processes of managing conflict in the American legal system. It is evident in a litigation situation in a courtroom or in a dispute resolution forum, may it be negotiation, mediation, or arbitration, the two parties locked in argument, debate, and discussion are not applying this principle of unconditional love required by these religious belief systems. In fact, they are posturing, strategizing, and figuring out what advantages they can seize, and what opportunities arise, to win over their opponents and adversaries in these disputes whatever the venue may be or what dispute resolution process it may be. Yet, as we have studied in this class, each person, regardless of status, or occupational position, do have personal ethical standards and values. It means that even hard-nosed, skilled lawyers may be religious persons in private, and therefore they may be upholding this imperative of loving God with all their mind, heart, soul, and strength, and loving their neighbors as they want their neighbors to love them. It is part of the human experience to have a personal, private life besides the public life one lives at work, school, or in society among others. It means that many people may be practicing this
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