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As a former United Methodist pastor, I think I am qualified to address the issue of right and wrong. I believe some things are wrong, and some are right. Some actions may be right, but for the wrong reason. And some persons undertake wrong actions for a right reason.

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I was a United Methodist pastor from 1988 until the summer of 2010. I spent 6 years as an industrial Chemist. I have raised 2 kids. I have worked with youth for several years.


M. Div, Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis), 1991

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In this day of moral relativism, I still talk in terms of right and wrong.

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2016-10-08 Is this fair, the IRS says it is legal?:

Fair, perhaps.  Perhaps not.  Legal, of course.  The tax laws were written for the benefit of Congress, and for the benefit of their big donors.  So we have provisions such as the ones you mentioned.

2016-08-04 ethical question:

Sam,      I am aware of no such studies.  I am not certain how the study could be conducted.  There are so many subjective variables.  My own experience teaches me that there may be a slight correlation

2014-11-29 Christmas gifts:

Jennifer,      Sorry to be so slow answering.  Either course is ethically sound.  The gift card to another store might be the kinder choice, but there is no real ethical difference between your approach

2013-09-03 Ethics:

Hector,      I don't usually help with homework, but I'll point you in the right direction.  Plato emphasized the importance of justice by proposing that doing injustice harmed one's soul.  Thrasymachus

2011-12-08 Theory of Knowledge:

Geraldine,      I don't usually help with homework, but this is an interesting idea: faith without religion.  I am not certain that we humans can be truly non-religious.  We may not express any of the


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