quotes tagged with 'consequences'

A knowledge of good and evil is the third element of agency. The first is choice, which is obtained by having two or more options. The second is freedom, which is obtained by having different results from the options. Agency is having choice with freedom as is provided by different results, and then having a knowledge of those results.

Author: Greg Wright, Source: Satan's War on Free Agency, p. 33Saved by cboyack in freedom agency choice knowledge consequences decision 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Why would Satan care about such things as our view of metaphysics and epistemology? Because if he can shape our views on those issues, then those views provide a basis, as Alma declares, to “destroy the children of God.” (Alma 30:42.) The philosophy Satan taught Korihor is a rational system. It is not true, but it is rational! If we accept the assumption that there is no super-natural reality, then it logically follows that there is no God. If that is the case, then man is the supreme being. It also follows that if there are no eternal realities, then there are no eternal consequences for man’s actions. Korihor’s reasoning is that man himself determines what is right and wrong, not some set of rules laid down by a group of phony religious leaders claiming to speak for a God who doesn’t exist.
Author: Gerald N. Lund, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1992.h...Saved by rickety in religion satan god man right wrong philosophy consequences reality metaphysics epistemology rational 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
First, adults need to understand, and our children should be taught, that private choices are not private; they all have public consequences.

There is a popular notion that doing our own thing or doing what feels good is our own business and affects no one but us. The deadly scourges that are epidemic all over the world have flourished in the context of this popular notion. But this is simply not true.

All immoral behavior directly impacts society. Even innocent people are affected. Drug and alcohol abuse have public consequences, as do illegitimacy, pornography, and obscenity. The public cost in human life and tax dollars for these so-called private choices is enormous: poverty, crime, a less-educated work force, and mounting demands for government spending to fix problems that cannot be fixed by money. It simply is not true that our private conduct is our own business. Our society is the sum total of what millions of individuals do in their private lives. That sum total of private behavior has worldwide public consequences of enormous magnitude. There are no completely private choices.
Author: James E. Faust, Source: James E. Faust, “Will I Be Happy?” Ensign, May 1987, 80Saved by gospelcougar in privacy consequences immorality pornography alcohol drugs chastity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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