One of the more common arguments I hear when discussing ethics, morals, and values is that in the United States is that they are founded in religious, primarily Christian, teachings. If this is true are we discounting the teachings of Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and the Baha’i faith? If we profess to be a moral civilization and derive our ethics from the teachings of the Christian faith are these teachings valid and reliable concepts from which ethics are derived, or are ethics relative to the religious teachings of a that religion?
Building on the previous assignment related to religion and morality, in a 2-3 page paper compare and contrast the two articles below for this assignment. Specifically, identify where you stand in regard to these two competing points of view. In addition, include an opinion of how these competing points of view might impact poverty and access to health care.
Read article 1 –
America is not a Christian Nation
Read article 2 –
America is a Christian Nation but does religion make us a moral nation?