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Decision-making and Philosophy Part II: Philosophy and the Community
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Extramarital Sex, Kant and Hobbes Name Subject Teacher Date Extramarital Sex, Kant and Hobbes Extramarital affairs or what is more popularly known as infidelity is the act of having a sexual or intimate relationship of a married person with another individual other than his or her spouse.
According to the latest report at Psychology Today, “30 to 60 percent of married individuals in the United States will cheat on their partner at some point in their marriage” (Firestone, 2012). Nevertheless, the moral goodness of extramarital affairs cannot be determined by religion, sociology or psychology but can only be assessed by philosophy, through Kant’s and Hobbes’ theories. It is the Christian church that is vehemently against the nature of infidelity, which they call adultery, and considers it as an evil deed since it is God who binds two people in the sacrament of marriage. In our place in Waterloo, New York, the Prysbyterian church as well as the other Christian churches condemn the practice of having extramarital affairs. However, there are problems with these Christians who commit adultery or infidelity yet still go to church and believe that they have not done anything wrong anyway. Some Christians, for example, argue and rather rationalize the words of the Bible. According to the Book of the Hebrews 13:4, “Let the bed be undefiled for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Jackson, 2013). ...
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