Socially conscious dating
I will discuss the real problems at the end of this essay.
I want to begin with the problems usually mistakenly put forward as being definitive and insurmountable. Ambiguity of the phrase "spiritual values": The phrase "spiritual values" may refer to at least three different kinds of things, described below.
Is that a Christian value just because it might be a value in the Christian religion? It may be a purely philosophical or secular value, just as it might be a value important in any number of religions.Is a person any less moral because s/he thinks it unfair to steal than because s/he thinks God has commanded him/her not to steal?Is a person any less moral because s/he thinks it is unfair to steal than because s/he thinks God will punish him/her for stealing?1) Normally, when one puts on the brakes and swerves while driving in order to avoid hitting a child that has run out into the street, one does so in order to save the child's life because one thinks life, particularly the life of an innocent child, is important.One does not apply the brakes in order to please God, though God may be pleased.