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The majority of the population probably including yourself claims they act morally Many of these people ask other people to act morally but when you ask these moral people what morality is they stand there for a minute and almost every single person will give you the wrong answer So what is morality In brief morality is a basic set of principles that people follow A perfect example would be Osama Bin Laden a man that believes completely in what he does and does it to his best He has his own set of morals which he follows perfectly He is acting morally On the other hand we have Saddam Hussein he does not follow any set of standards consistently and therefore is not considered moral Obviously someone who acts morally may be acting morally according to their set of standards but in our opinion are very wrong This is because we have different systems of morality There are three major systems of morality Immanuel Kants theory of Deontology Aristotles theory on Virtues and finally the theory of Utility or the Utilitarian principles of Teleology To start off we have Immanuel Kant creator of the categorical imperative and the founder of deontological principles These principles state that one shall do their duty by not lying not killing not going to war etc As a basic everyday rule followers would ask themselves if the maxim of the action could be taken as a universal law This is the simple Christian belief that if you do something then everybody else should be able to do it or do unto others as you would wish others to do unto you On the surface deontology sure looks like the right way of thinking youll be fine in life if you dont lie you dont kill you dont covet but if you look deeper you see where this theory really could create many problems As Kant put it I will
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