No matter what you see on the outside, each person has goodness within. From this foundation of respect, moral codes, truth telling, integrity and moral empowerment could be learned and advanced in daily life. Moral courage takes practice every day, in the written and spoken words we use and in pulpit preaching This does take courage to be consistent in speaking and living the truth. Often we are reminded in Scripture: "Do not be afraid." This is an invitation to step up and out without fear, relying on God’s promise to never let us walk alone.
If our insecurities and anxieties cause us to lose confidence in the power of virtue, we will lose something very precious.
People with moral courage rarely get medals, but it is the best marker of true character and a virtue others can be proud of.
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Kant’s Lectures on Ethics,which were lecture notes taken by three of his students on the courseshe gave in moral philosophy, also include relevant material forunderstanding his views.
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They address the violent and abusive language often used by students among each other in our schools. They are already feeling a positive effect from their efforts. It was a refreshing change from stories of abuse of every kind that relate to business, government, politics and economics and church as well. Often the most published stories are those about youth violence and not about good things that young people are accomplishing. How can we reclaim our moral courage and address these issues and bring about needed change?
Kant's Moral Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
It is no wonder, then, that those who are religious are incapable of moral action, just as children are. To be moral requires that one accept full responsibility for oneself. In order to act in the world as an adult, one must be able to recognize that the world is structured and the situatedness of all individual action. The choices that present themselves in the course of day-to-day living are influenced by social forces over which we have no control. Moreover, there is an element of randomness in the flow of events that prevents any of us from being able to predict fully what will happen next. Morality is a basis for making choices, in the context of a probabilistic world, embedded in a particular political economy.