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Statement of Purpose Christian Philosophy & Ethics Statement of Purpose

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Sojourner1, Mar 9, 2016.

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  1. Sojourner1

    Sojourner1 CF Advisory Team, Policy Manager Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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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

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  2. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist Still striving for health Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

    This has been updated regarding transgenderism.
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