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Situation Ethics or Moral Absolutes

Updated on July 19, 2010

What Does God Say, Not What Does Angelina Jolie Say?

Recently, an article in Yahoo News stated that Angelina Jolie said she was thankful for the people who were spies, but she could never be one.

I guess that all depends on what the spy is doing. If spying involves getting innocent people tortured, murdered, or imprisoned, I think the world would be better off without that type of behavior.

But, then I don't believe that the "end justifies the means." I believe that God gave us the 10 commandments, not the 10 suggestions.

When we begin to rationalize and justify wrong-doing, then who is to say what is right or wrong?

To believe that this type of behavior is honorable is insane.

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    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Wrong is wrong and a sin is a sin. I overheard a priest once tell a child that all sins are bad, but it is ok to tell a "Little White Lie" in order to avoid hurting the feelings of a friend. I waited until the child left and then I ambushed the priest wanting to know; Where in the Bible is a "White Lie" found and where in the Bible does God tell us that it is OK to tell a lie?

      The priest ended up tripping over his own tongue trying to talk his way out of that one.

      Brother Dave.

    • fred allen profile image

      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      If only it were that simple. As a Christian I agree with you. As a parent I would do whatever is necessary to protect my children,short of having innocents suffer. I struggle with thoughts that I am not fully given over to the will of God when it comes to this. I pray to be totally transformed.

    • Victoria West profile image

      Victoria West 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      I agree with you too.

    • wilmiers77 profile image

      wilmiers77 

      8 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      I agree wholeheartedly.

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