Aspects of Religion
Religious Ethics around the world
Ethics and morals aren't just for the dinner table!
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What are Ethics? Does that mean I can't flick peas at my brother when we're eating?
Simply put, ethics refer to a code of conduct. A person’s ethics describes the reasons that stand behind that person’s moral actions. Ethics, therefore, involve the systematic and methodical (developed according to an established form of procedure) justification or warrant for moral action and behavior. In other words, ethics are the reasons why a person does what they do. (And no, you can't flick peas while you're at the table!)
The why's and the what's
Dining rules around the world! (Not really)
Ethics in Catholicism
Some Ethics associated with the Catholic faith include:
Attend Mass every Sunday and other days such as Christmas, Easter etc
Go to confession annually if not more often or when needed
Receive Communion during Easter or as often as possible
Observe laws on fasting and abstinence: one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday; not eating meat on Fridays during Lent
Obey the marriage laws of the ChurchSupport the Church financially and otherwise
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Personal requirements in the Catholic faith
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The rules for fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church are set forth in the Code of Canon Law (for the Roman Catholic Church) and in the Code of Canons of Oriental Churches (for the Eastern Catholic Churches). According to the Code of Canon Law, every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and all items including meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 60 must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Ethics in Buddhism
In order to join a monastery boys have to shave their heads and their facial hair as well as sign that they are willing to put aside vanity.
The five things that a monk can own are:
Sandals for their feet, a needle and thread for making their robes, a string of beads, a razor and an umbrella.
The rules (also called the Vinaya) are:
Do not overeat
Do not sing or dance
Do not wear jewellery or perfume
Do not sleep in a high or broad bed
Do not handle money