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Epic Study Guide

Morality Chapter 4 Test [Moral Decision Making: Listening to Reality]

List and Explain the 6 step LISTEN process:

L Listen For The Facts: Figure out what the real situation is. I Imagine Possibilities: Consider consequences, creative approaches, options. S Seek Insight Beyond Your Own: Look for help from family, religion, wise persons, and
moral principles.

T Turn Inward: Examine your own feelings, insights from experience, motives, and values. E Expect Gods Help: Believe that God is present in your life, especially in your honest
attempt to seek the truth.

N Name Your Decision: Even if it is simply to say you are postponing a decision, say so.

Be able to Identify and Apply the different steps of the LISTEN process: This should be pretty easy. You have the steps and explanations above. You should be able to apply them to whatever she gives you.

Define: Conscience An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior. Feeling, upbringing, inner voice. Comes from the Latin word Scio, to know. Catechism A judgment of reason by which the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act.

The Three Dimensions of Conscience:

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Conscience as a capacity. It involves our basic awareness of right and wrong. Conscience as a process. Forming a correct conscience includes everything we do to develop our awareness of truth and goodness.


Conscience as judgment. (no notes here).

The Church Teaching on Following Your Conscience Yes, you should always follow your conscience, but you must also make a sincere effort to form your conscience rightly and honestly.

Three Types of Distortions of Conscience, followed by examples: Lax Conscience When a person habitually sins in a certain way, actions that once seemed wrong begin to seem less wrong, or not wrong at all. Example: The lax bro who crushes Nattys while telling his bitch to make him a sandwich.

Misinformed Conscience When someone, through no fault of their own, is given information or assumptions about right and wrong and are mistaken. Example: When slavery was deemed alright, the children who were taught that had a misinformed conscience. Think Huck Finn.

Legalistic Conscience When someone is so caught up in obeying rules that they cant see the real needs of a situation. Example: Theres a person dying on the side of the road, so you pull over to save them. But then you notice the No Parking sign, and drive away. You wouldnt want to break the law.

Guilt vs. Shame Guilt We are uncomfortable with our own behavior. It can be healthy, because it is a constructive part of our growth as fully human persons.

Shame Unlike guilt, shame is always destructive. The message of shame is that we are not a good person.

SHORT ESSAY TIME!!! Present and Explain the Churchs perspective on human sexuality. Be sure to include the scriptural basis. You must provide an intro and conclusion.

Youre on your own on this one. Sorry. I have no idea. Im asking Witz tomorrow.