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Which Modern Philosopher Do You Resemble Most?

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  1. 1. A government should reserve the right to stipulate religious practices if said practices have the potential to promote stability within the state.

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    Absolutely. This right is fundamental for the protection of the state.
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    Absolutely not. Doing so would violate the bounds of the government, which is to protect life and property. Anything spiritual is left to individual believers and their congregations.
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    No. Because the internal beliefs of a person are one of many inalienable rights given to all people.
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    No. The government should be able to correct those in error but with the people’s conscience intact
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    The government ought to have the power to stipulate religious practices, provided it leaves freedom of speech and thought uninfringed.
  2. 2. People should abide by the decrees of their government:

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    Nearly always, as long as full freedom to act, think, and gain knowledge is protected by said decrees.
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    No. Since the decree has the possibility of not adhering to one's conscience.
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    Only if the decrees continue to propagate the safety and commerce of the people who established the government.
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    As long as the government protects the rights of life, liberty, earned-wealth, and property.
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    Always. The people gave the government power and depend on the government's protection.
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  3. 3. Our beliefs lead to the actions we make.

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    True. Through a process of deliberation a person decides how to act and must abide by the outcome of said deliberation.
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    True. What we reason is how we act.
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    True. Said actions are determined by sensation/perception, reflection and judgement.
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    True. The actions we make is out of a reasonable duty to the welfare of those around.
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    True. As long as there is a materially good end and it is not against your conscience.
  4. 4. Increasing one’s knowledge leads to the greatest magnitude of personal well-being.

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    False. To persist in being and achieve one’s desire’s is the greatest happiness.
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    Situational. The pursuit of happiness is made perfect in liberty and liberty is attained by the preservation of life, liberty, land, and money.
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    Yes. Happiness is sprouted by reasoning. Specifically, reason that indicates that God made himself known to the universal religion of mankind.
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    False. Well-being is only attained by acting according to one's conscience with a materially good end.
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    Yes. Knowledge of nature and God leads to the utmost happiness.
  5. 5. We all sacrifice certain rights to live within society; however, what rights should never be sacrificed?

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    Any sacrifice should be made to stay removed from the state of nature.
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    Personal liberty should never be sacrificed. This includes the right to life, property, and money.
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    Rights ought to only be submitted for the promotion of happiness.
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    Rights should only be laid down if it leads to a positive tangible outcome and is within one's good conscience.
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    There must be a dynamic transfer of rights between the government and the people.
  6. 6. A singular religious text should be used for moral guidance.

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    True. The text which the government establishes as correct is what will be used to guide the people’s morality.
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    Disagree. Any texts used used for moral teaching - love God and love neighbor - is considered sacred.
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    Agree but the text would only be used to instruct what to do, not what to believe.
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    Irrelevant. The only moral guide is one's conscience and the morally good outcome that must follow.
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    Situational. The same principles of morality can be established through reason or through faith in religious texts; however, life principles that cannot be reasoned through are left to faith.
  7. 7. What type of government is more preferable?

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    A Republic where people are free to express their thoughts and do as they wish so long as they live with one another in harmony and do not hinder the rights of those they live with or the authority of the Sovereign they have chosen.
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    Under an absolute Sovereign who has jurisdiction over all matters concerning the state, who is selected by the people.
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    Any ruling body that generally allows an individual to follow his or her conscience.
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    A government where one person doesn’t hold all the power, and church/state are separate. However, this form of government doesn’t suit all and thus, the system used depends on the country and size.
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    A direct or representative democracy where the people establish the government to protect their liberty and to prosper.
  8. 8. Do certain people have more authority or rights over natural goods than others?

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    Yes, as a person’s rights extends as far as their power does within reason. Furthermore, people do not always have to uphold the agreements to give or take others’ goods if it goes against their reason.
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    No. People can have the rights to goods only if it does not break any laws or go against morals.
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    Not necessarily. People should do unto others what they want done unto them; if there is a compromise, then the greater good should be prioritized, but there is no one with more rights to obtain natural goods over another.
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    Not necessarily. A person could have more rights over natural goods over one another, but these rights can be transferred between people through an agreement, or contract, of mutual trust. Breaking the agreement would incur consequences even if there is a
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    It is not a matter of having more rights or authority. A person will continue to do as they will regardless of the greater good just to satisfy their desires.
  9. 9. Should people be excluded from their groups if they repeatedly break the rules laid down?

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    Yes, any group should have the power to ban a member from partaking in the activities if the rules are broken
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    Yes, groups should have that right except religious ones. If even a religious group turns on its member, where shall they go? That should be a safe-haven.
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    Rules are established for the preservation of the society, when people break the rules, then there are repercussions and inability to reform results in exile out of the society.
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    No, as people are prone to making mistakes. Instead, people should be taught to not to repeatedly make the same error and how to follow their conscience. Persecution of an individual for breaking the rules is not just.
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    It depends. If speaking of rules pertaining to Divine Law, people have no say in the matter as there is no way to know what a God is thinking and only God can punish or grant mercy for those who violate Divine Law. In terms of rules relating to state law,
  10. 10. What idea/interpretation of God do you identify with the most?

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    God is everything that we can conceive of. God is absolutely infinite and is what many of us would refer to as Nature.
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    God is the Author of nature and the King of kings. God commands of us opinions of his goodness as well as our obedience.
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    God is a wise and omnipotent being that makes up one part of the trinity. God created mankind and we are in turn God’s property.
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    There is a monotheistic God that is a wise and omnipotent.
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    There is a triune God in which the Father chose a people, the Son died for them, and the Holy spirit makes Christ’s death effective by bringing the elect to faith and repentance.
  11. 11. Do we as humans possess what is referred to as free will?

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    No. Everything that we do and think flows from God. Therefore, we are determined in our actions.
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    No. There is no “free will”. Our actions are simply the result of our reasoned deliberations. The only time we cannot act is when something physically impedes our action.
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    Kind of. I see the term “free will” as unnecessary, but believe that we have the power to prefer to choose.
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    Yes. There is no problem with believing that we possess free will while at the same time being determined by other causes.
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    No. Everything happens because God wills it and therefore everything that happens is how it is supposed to be.
  12. 12. My religion is the correct one and therefore should be followed by everyone.

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    False. Most people are incorrect in their view of God as a being or individual anyway. As long as you only use the scripture of your religion as moral teachings then it does not matter what religion you belong to.
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    True. If it is the will of your government for you to follow their religion then it must necessarily be done.
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    False. Matters of faith cannot and shall not be enforced onto another person as it is not possible to say for certain that any belief of metaphysical things are certain.
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    False. Religions are built upon one another and are all related. As long as the teachings of your religion and your interpretation through reason lead you to be a moral person, then it does not matter what religion you belong to.
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    False. We must follow our conscience as it is our one true guide. Not everyone shares the same conscience so it is not fair to impede our beliefs unto them.
  13. 13. Do you feel church and state should remain separate?

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    No. The government elected by the people maintains the right to all authority over religious matters. Anything less risks religious warfare.
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    For the most part. The state should allow people to practice their beliefs but maintain the right to shut down a religious establishment if it poses a direct threat to others in the community.
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    Yes. Church is absolutely separate and distinct from the state. The church governs our spiritual life while the state governs our earthly life.
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    Yes. The state and church share commonalities in their interest to educate the public and can get along, but the state has no right to tell people what they can believe.
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    Yes, we are all servants to our conscience and it decides what we believe in, not the state.
  14. 14. Should atheists be tolerated to the same extent that certain religions tolerate one another?

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    No. They should not be tolerated as they do not believe in reward or punishment after death and thus cannot be trusted to act honestly.
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    Yes. They are perfectly capable of being a morally sound person through the use of reason rather than religious teachings.
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    No. Every civil society would be better off if it did not let atheism take root in the first place.
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    No. Everyone who does not believe in the kingdom of God is to be considered an enemy to the State.
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    No. It leads to an immoral life and justifies an absolutist state.
  15. 15. What is your take on the relationship between religion and reason?

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    Principles regarding religious beliefs cannot be reached through reason. Beliefs are merely a product of one’s conscience.
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    There must be clear distinctions between faith and reason, otherwise the two cannot coexist. Reason has its limits and faith can be used for things that are outside the bounds of reason
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    Reason can help us discover some eternal truths but it has its’ limits in that it cannot give us certain ones that must be revealed by God.
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    Reason can be used to both prove the existence of God and to discover divine truths from scripture.
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    Reason can be used to speculate about certain eternal truths and of God, but should not be used to interpret scripture. Scripture is reserved solely to solidify the teaching of obedience to God.
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