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If most human beings are not of a "thinking personality" type, why isn't it appropriate to appeal to nonrational means of persuasion concerning issues of ultimate concern? When a person is in immediate danger, aren't commands more effective than treatises?
What should be the relation between religion and ethics? Are religious beliefs and ethics ever in conflict for a religious person? (C.f., the notion of the "teleological suspension" of the ethical in the reading from Søren Kierkegaard.)
Compare the notions of "right and wrong" from a psychological, a philosophical, and a religious point of view. Are there common features?