Rights and responsibilities: The role of conscience and situation ethics for making moral decisions

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Rights and responsibilties

The role of conscience a s a guide in making moral decisions.


Conscience- and inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action.

Why some Christians believe they should follow their conscience:

  • Christians believe that God speaks to Christians. The consciene is like the voice in people's heads telling the what they should or shouldn't do, the voice of conscience seems to be the same as the voice of God.
  • The Church says that Christians should follow their conscience as if it were the voice of God and Christians should follow the teachings of the Church.
  • St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas taught that Christians shoulsd use their conscience as a basis for making moral decisions and some Christians believe they shoul dfollow their example.
  • The teachings of the Bible


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