In this assignment you will analyze the implications of an ethical issue according to your worldview.
Write a 1000-1500 word essay in which you analyze ethical thinking and use values-based decision making to address a case study from the perspective of the Christian worldview as compared to your own worldview assumptions. Choose one case study from the five options listed on the Ethical Dilemmas document.
After an appropriate introductory paragraph with a thesis statement in which you name the scenario you are choosing address each of the following six sections with at least one paragraph each. Use the underlined titles for each of your headings.
Use and cite two course resources (textbook lectures and the Bible) and at least two scholarly sources from the GCU online library that address the issue from opposing sides. Refer to the directions on Navigating the GCU Library for CWV Benchmark Research and the Example Ethical Dilemma Essay documents.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.
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Choose only oneof the ethical dilemmas belowto address in your essay. The questions at the end of eachdilemmaare intended for you to reflect on. For your paper you must organize your writing using the sections and underlined titles listed on the assignment page. Do not copy the case study into your essay.
TJsecretly enjoys pornography. He gets a great deal of gratification out of viewingInternet pornography andmasturbating thoughhe always acts behind closed doors and believes that hisactions have no effect on others.He justifies his behavior by saying Who am I harming?
Thenhe discovers a statisticontheGlobal Initiative to Fight Human Traffickingwebsite(http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/labour/Forced_labour/HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_-_THE_FACTS_-_final.pdf) stating that 43% of human trafficking victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation of whom 98% are women and girls and that the pornography business is a multibillion dollar industry(Global Initiativen.d.).
Hisfreedom to view pornographyis now at odds with harm to himself (addiction) and others (abusethrough forced trafficking and media exploitation).(More information can be found athttp://www.lifeissues.net/writers/may/may_17pornographycost.html which is a reportby William MaycalledThe Social Costs of Pornographyprovidedby the Witherspoon Institute out of Princeton[May2010].)
How shouldPJrespond? Should he maintain his lifestyle because of his freedom of choice or should he change his behavior because oftheharm done? What is his responsibility for the harm that the pornography industry can cause even if he himself is not directly harming someone else?
Joni was 17 when she was swimming with friends in the Chesapeake Bay. She dove into the water misjudging the depthand fractured her vertebrae. This left her a quadriplegic paralyzed from her shoulders down. Asmightbe expectedshe went into severe depression even having serious thoughts of endingher life. Her quality of life was severely diminished.Her future looked horribly bleak. What could she ever hope to accomplish as a human being in such a weakened state? Why should she be forced to endure a life of suffering and hardship and be a burden to her family? Should her wishes to be euthanized be granted?What do you think?Should someone in her condition be permitted to have her life legally terminated?
3. Religious Tolerance
In September 2014InterVarsityChristian Fellowship was derecognized by the 23 public California State University schools because the Christian organization requires its leaders to hold Christian beliefs. Tina is a volunteer leader ofInterVarsityChristian Fellowship at a particular public university. The new university policy requires that recognized campus groups have anondiscrimination policy that says an organization cannot require its leaders to hold any particular beliefs (Stetzer 2014). Being a recognized group is important to Tina since it affects such circumstances as free access to meeting rooms advertisements at University sponsored events and official engagement with faculty and students. Tina believes that student leaders must hold to essential Christian beliefs for the sake of the groups purpose thoughInterVarsityhas always welcomed anyone from any faith background to be a part of the group. Yet the University system requires all recognized campus groups to sign a state-mandated nondiscrimination policy stating that both membership and leadership positions are open for anyone whether they support the beliefs of the group or not (Winston 2014). How should Tina respond to the university leadership if at all? What changes should Tina make to her chapter ofInterVarsityChristian Fellowship if any?
Example Ethical Dilemma Essay
Belowis a real estate case study and anabbreviatedessayto use as an example of the flow of thought for your paper.For the actual assignmentyou will need to research your topic expand more on each paragraph and citeadditionalresourcesas instructed.
Remember to include your name course dateandinstructor atthetopof your paperand reviewthe directions on How toUse the Opposing Viewpoints Database in the GCU Library.
Suppose at the real estate office where you work awomanfrom out of town calls and asks you to list her deceased father’s home. She tells you she is concerned only in selling it quickly and will be happy to get $70000 for it. You do a quick assessment of the house and determine that it is worth at least $100000 and realize that it would be a perfect place for your son who just started looking for a small house he could afford.
AbbreviatedReal Estate Ethical DilemmaEssay
People face ethical dilemmas all through their lives some minor with few consequences and others major with large sometimes unexpectednegative consequences. How we navigate our way through these dilemmas is influenced by our worldview and has an impact onshapingour worldview. Iwill examine thereal estate ethical dilemmaaccording to my Christianworldviewand compareitto other options of resolving the dilemma.
This case involves my responseto awomanwho has contacted me as her real estate agent to sell her father’s house. She is anxious to sell it for $70000. After I lookedat the houseI realizedthat it would be just right for my son who needs a small house but I determinedthat it is actually worth at least $100000.
The dilemma is that I could easily save my son $30000 and get him a nice house but to do so would be takingadvantage of thewomanwho owns it. To resolve the dilemma I could do one of the following:
I could go ahead and have my son purchase the house for the asking price of $70000 telling thewomanthat this is the value.
I could explain to thewomanthat the house is really worth $100000but that my son is willing to purchase it right now for the asking price.
One of my core beliefs is the eighth commandment that says You shall not steal. Since the house is worth $30000 more than thewomanthinks it is worth if I sell it forher atthe lower priceI may be stealing from her.
Another core belief is the ninth commandment that forbids lying. In order to sell the house to thewomanat the lower value I would have to convince her or at least deceive her into thinking that what she wants from the house ($70000) is a reasonable value.
Another core belief is the Golden Rule of Jesus from Matthew 7:12which says Do to others what you would have them do to you (NIV). In this case if I were the homeowner I would certainly want to sell it for what it is worth.
The Christian thing to do here would be for me to explain to thewomanthat her house is worth more than $70000 and inform her of the fair market value of the house. I could then offerthat my son may be interested in purchasing itif she is willing to sell it at the lower price right away.