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There are a few questions surrounding the topic of ethics and morality What are ethics and morality Are they really necessary in order to have a decent functioning society Would we be able to live with one another without them Most people realize ethics and morality have something to do with the concepts of good and bad Individuals need to have ethics and morality to a certain degree so we can maintain some sense of order So what are ethics and morality Ethics and morality are simply a good set of principles that can help with decision-making Ethics are an individuals collection of morals and someone who is ethical or moral is someone who makes decisions based on what she or he feels is right Peter Abelard said God considered not action but the spirit of the action It is the intention not the deed wherein the merit or praise of the doer consists Jacobus 628 A person would have to recognize the moral context of a situation before they could try to solve it Ethics and morality are principles that we as a society try to instill in people Some of the principles might include concern for the well being of others trustworthiness and honesty a willingness to abide by the law being fair and doing good or preventing harm to one another If we as a people did not have these principles then would we be able to function in society The laws in our country are based on such rules or principles The founding fathers of the United States although most of them were deists used the Bible as a guide to making most of the constitutional laws If we did not have those sets of rules then America would have a very chaotic society Friedrich Nietzsche thought that it is not human nature to be moral and that religions seek to enforce a moral code of conduct by threatening all people
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