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    Christian Philosophy & Ethics Forum Statement of Purpose

    The Christian Philosophy & Ethics forum is for Christian members to discuss topics about philosophy and ethics with other Christians.

    Philosophy: the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics; the original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning "love" and -sophos, or "wisdom." When someone studies philosophy they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good life. -- Vocabulary.com

    Ethics: a social, religious, or civil code of behaviour considered correct, esp. that of a particular group, profession, or individual. -- Collins English Dictionary

    All member's who participate in this forum are self-identified Christians through adherence to the Christian Forums' Statement of Faith and the Trinitarian nature of God. It is expected that everyone who posts in this forum will respect all members of the Christian faith, regardless of their denominational differences. Discussions may at times become heated, so please remember to keep your emotions in check and your responses in line with our sitewide rules. We expect our Christian members to show courtesy and respect to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, and staff will moderate the Christians only forums with this expectation in mind.


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