Abraham the Ethical Monster

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Philosophy

 

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Kenneth M

 

Date added:

April 6, 2013

 

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University

 

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A

 

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One may say, "Aren't you being too hard on Abraham? Is he really an ethical MONSTER?!" The answer to this question would have to be that Abraham really is an ethical monster. He never told his son anything about his vision of God, he just led him to the top of Mount Sinai under false premises. When Isaac asked him why they were going to the top of the mountain, Abraham told him that they were to sacrifice a ram...
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When Isaac asked him why they were going to the top of the mountain, Abraham told him that they were to sacrifice a ram. This alone is highly unethical. Lying to your own son to get him to do what you want is highly unethical, especially when you plan to murder him. Why would Abraham lie to his son? The answer is obvious...
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