Category: Values & Virtues

Without Consequence

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Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces. It will give pride of place in the education it provides through Christian Doctrine to the gradual formation of conscience in fundamental, permanent virtues - above all the theological virtues, and charity in particular, which is, so to speak, the life-giving spirit which transforms a man of virtue into a man of Christ.
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Love the Wounded

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The Christian’s answer is: by letting God work an inward transformation, a gradual renewal that can effect more than unaided human effort could. Some friendships do last a lifetime, but most last only until the beer runs out. While they discover in faith that sin contradicts not only the covenant with God, but also the covenant between husband and wife and the communion of the family, the married couple and the other members of the family are led to an encounter with God, who is "rich in mercy," [147] who bestows on them His love which is more powerful than sin, [148] and who reconstructs and brings to perfection the marriage covenant and the family communion. 59.
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The Three (The Three Trilogy Book 1)

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As Dewey observed, “The required beliefs cannot be hammered in; the needed attitudes cannot be plastered on.”[44] Yet watch a character education lesson in any part of the country and you will almost surely be observing a strenuous exercise in hammering and plastering. This conflation of Christianity and natural rights liberalism helps to explain one of John McCain’s more muddled answers in his Beliefnet interview: “[The] United States of America was founded on the values of Judeo-Christian values [sic], which were translated by our founding fathers which is basically the rights of human dignity and human rights.” The same idea lies behind then-Attorney General John Ashcroft’s statement to religious broadcasters: “Civilized individuals, Christians, Jews and Muslims” — sorry, Hindus and Buddhists! — “all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator.” In reality, neither Jewish nor Christian traditions know anything of the ideas of natural rights and social contract found in Hobbes, Gassendi and Locke.
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Never Alone (True Friendship Book 5)

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It would also say that this violation, though perhaps necessary, is still wrong. What makes stories like these worthy of choice, despite the bad actions of the characters, is that the bad actors experience bad consequences as a result of their actions. Third, churches must strive to develop an open atmosphere that encourages honesty and vulnerability among all Christians, including those who minister, allowing all to be human.
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Miracle Girls #2: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: A Miracle Girls

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In the legal theory (usul al fiqh) of Islam there is a maxim "the general aim of legislation� in Islam is to realize values through protecting and guaranteeing their necessities (al dharuriyyat) as well as fulfilling their importance (al hajiyyat) and their embellishments (tahsiniyyat).� The human basic values consist of life (al nafs), reason (al 'aql), descent (nasab), property (al mal) and religion (al din). The Baha’is also have a deliberate policy of targeting prominent people, including teachers and other educationalists - as well as indigenous people (e.g. see chapters 5 & 6 Teaching the Baha’i Faith).
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Trapped: Caught in a Lie (Secrets)

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Join us in this careful study, by Justin Huffman, of eight Christ-honoring virtues from the Book: As long as church members are carnal-minded, we shall continue to see the ugly manifestations of worldliness. Imagination and curiosity are also virtues. Finally, virtue is determined by the right reason. Apart from the ideas advanced by the promoters of de-schooling - a theory which now seems of minor significance - contemporary society tends to place greater importance than ever on the specific function of the school: its social significance (parental participation, increased democratisation, equality of opportunity); its tendency to coordinate and eventually include the educational work of other institutions; the extension of the statutory duration of attendance at school. 25.
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Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court (The Knights of Arrethtrae)

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Values are about how we have learned to think about how things ought to be, or people ought to behave, especially in terms of qualities such as honesty, integrity and openness…, which when people are asked what their values are tend to be the main values. Other markers were more directly retailed to family relationships and norms, such as child abuse, family violence, illegitimacy,, infidelity and surrogate motherhood.
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The Other Kitten

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The soldier was the Greek model for courage and heroism. Christian families will be able to show greater readiness to adopt and foster children who have lost their parents or have been abandoned by them. Cultural Christianity is the great denomination of moralism, and far too many church folk fail to recognize that their own religion is only cultural Christianity - not the genuine Christian faith. This question needs clear answers, since many Christians are struggling over this matter.
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Love Defined

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She needs the company of those whose own hopes are rightly ordered and thus are not afraid to extend to her the Jove that she needs. Most school officials will try to accommodate requests of parents for excusal of their child from classroom discussions or activities for religious reasons if the request is focused on a specific discussion, assignment or activity. The appetitive part (love of money, hunger, thirst, sexual desire, desire for other physical pleasures, aversion to physical pain) "Desire" is not limited to just one part.
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The Prom Queen (Life at Kingston High) (Volume 3)

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Global economic integration, the increasing permeability of national borders, and "the emergence of an electronically networked international financial system" collectively contribute to the opportunities for corruption (p. 12). The ability to distinguish; judgement; Discrimination; To distinguish between things; To perceive differences that exist. For the most part, moral disagreements are about what the truth is, what justice truly requires.
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