Sexual impropriety has been admitted by President Clinton.
Once again, questions of his ethical character are
raised. Considering the emphasis we place on the
adherence to right policies, is it important that our publicly
elected officials have good moral character? Or, generally speaking,
does character really matter at all in life?
Traditionally we have been
taught that honesty is very important,
a democratic virtue. Our American lore, such as George Washington's confession of
cutting down the cherry tree or Honest Abe walking miles to return
a penny, stress the importance of telling the truth. Is that ideal
changing, as the highest office in the land misses the mark?
"He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life
is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his
country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of
betraying his country, who had not before lost the
feeling of moral obligations in his private
connections." --Samuel Adams
Character Deficiency Syndrome
Garry D. Nation
What really causes our many social problems in America today?
Many experts use a disease model to diagnose our cultural maladies.
The author suggests an alternative view.
This article discusses the prevalence of and myths about adultery.
It also gives practical advice on how couples can prevent marital
Dr. Ray Bohlin
Purity affirms who we are; we are made in the image of God. Purity affirms our
relationship to Jesus Christ as His Bride. Purity affirms women as a treasure God
created for us as a companion and helpmate and not as an object for us to conquer.
The Illusion of Moral Neutrality
Is it either possible or desirable to be morally neutral in the public sphere?
Integrity: What's the Price?
A small but practical guide to integrity by way of honesty.
What Lies Ahead
Dr. John Stoll
Mankind is rapidly bringing the judgment of God upon himself by
his selfish nature. Since humanistic philosophy says there is no
absolute truth, what is left then is for each person to decide for
himself where the truth lies, and this produces ultimate confusion.
From Relativism and Skepticism to Truth and Certainty
Professor Josef Seifert exposes the skepticism and relativism
characteristic of much modern thought and draws on Augustine's
work in laying the foundations of knowledge.
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