Advantages Could make for an entertaining read...
Disadvantages It's another Moral Dilemma Challenge...
I'm informed that this challenge was created by Callancool who says: ‘’As a Christian this should be easy. The principle is to keep it biblical, and 'Do unto others as you'd have them do to you'. Here are 10 of my own dilemmas. Have fun, and tell me when you've completed it.’’Hmm... we'll see now won't we?
You're working as the main receptionist for a large factory. The boss has been looking for a bookkeeper for a month with no replies until last week when your brother lost his job as the firm he was with ceased trading, and his interview is this afternoon. Your boss is desperate, and you've put in a good word, even though your brother only has a years experience. The job seems his for the taking, until that morning someone hand delivers an application form. A quick glance reveals that this person is far better qualified and would be a real asset in any company. Do you give your boss the application form?
Your friend tells you he thinks his wife's having an affair, but has no proof.. You think it's ludicrous as she loves him very much. You have a great deal of respect for them both. Then you see him with another woman, looking more than pally. You wonder if he's doing it just because he thinks his wife is cheating. Do you tell his wife, or do you tell him to stop being a fool as his wife loves him?
You’re baby-sitting your nieces when one of them (who has hyperactive disorder and wrecks things often )picks up your sisters-in-law's expensive crystal vase (£200) and drops it. Luckily, you catch it, but in putting it back, the child tugs angrily at your shirt and you drop it on the mantelpiece, putting a big crack in it. Your sister-in-law never liked you and will be furious. Do you blame the child or take responsibility yourself?
Your friends mislaid his digital camera and he needs it for a family wedding. That afternoon you see his teenage son leaving your local 'Cash Creators' store and counting a wad of notes. Curiously, you look to see if there is the same model on sale, and there isn't. You know the store won't put cameras out without checking them through first and if one had been there it would have been sold earlier and not by your mates lad, so you return to the store the next day, and lo and behold, the identical model is in the display cabinet. You try and ask the store who sold it, but they refuse to give out information. As you've no way of knowing if it's your friend’s camera or not, what do you do? Tell him, or collar the son?
Browsing on the Internet with your younger brother to find him a girlfriend, you stumble across your best friend’s photo and profile on a singles site. You know he's married with two kids (and has a missing digital camera). What do you do?
Before you can talk to him, you are asked on the 'Terry Singer' TV show by your friend as his wife wants him to take a lie detector test as she thinks he's been cheating on her with a woman he met through the Internet. He wants you to tell the world and his wife (double pun there as 'The world and his wife' will watch) he is innocent. You don't know whether or not your friend did meet someone off the net, but you saw his online profile. His wife accuses you of going on the show to cover up for him and demands you take a test as well. Do you go on and lie, go on and tell the truth, or do you refuse and tell his wife?
Your friend has a stack of old Northern soul records, all in virtually mint condition and gives them to you. The next day, browsing a soul web site, you see a message on one of the forums offering £500 if anyone has a copy of one of the records (which you hate) for sale. You e-mail the person who is very interested, and confirm with him that it's a genuine copy not a bootleg. Do you sell the record? And do you tell your friend?
After a drunken night with the lads, one of the gang offers to give you £100 to drive his car 200 miles away so he can claim on the insurance. You are skint. Do you accept?
You win tickets for an all expenses paid Cliff Richard concert (and a chance to meet him) in a raffle. You wanted the 7 Megapixel Sony digicam but got those instead and you can't stand Cliff (me I think he's fab and has great Christian Values - and he's fab in concert - not sure if he was miming or not though), and you offer them as a gift to your friend as soon as they arrive, as his wife's a massive Cliff fan who's never been to see him, and they'd make a lovely reconciliation present for his Internet stunt. Then your older brother's mother in law (just as big a Cliff fan) offers you £200 for the tickets. You're desperately skint, but you've already promised your mate, so what do you do?
You're not speaking to your brother anymore as you refused to sell the Cliff tickets to his mother in law. Every time you try to speak to him, his wife puts the phone down. He was supposed to be giving you his spare telly as your old set broke down the other week, and you can't afford a new one. What do you do?
You're driving a car after having drunk 7 pints when you get stopped. You take a breath test and amazingly pass it. Do you confess? (Amazingly this happened to a friend of mine. I'll let you guess what he did).
You are starving and fancy some chocolate. You have bought some in as a valentines/birthday prezzie for your beloved tomorrow, but you really need a chocolate fix right now. But you don't get paid till the end of the week and you can't wait that long. As they're not in a tray but loose in a box do you just take one or two out and carefully seal the box? Or do you eat the lot?
You know your best friends cheating on their partner, who has their suspicions. Your friend doesn't know you know. Your friends lover wants them to leave their 100% faithful partner who you know will be gutted if they leave, and you think your mate if confronted by his partner would decide to stay, but you're not sure if he still has feelings for his partner.
Your teenager has brought home an album of music full of swear words and sexual innuendo's, whilst the artist dresses in a way you object to, goes around swearing at everyone and openly admits to and glorifies the use of cannabis and other much harder illegal substances. and you don't want your child copying their mates by dressing and acting that way. You don't want them listening to it, but every other kid is. You know your child will say you're being over the top and should lighten up. Do you ban him from listening to it?
Thanks for this challenge - and whilst I love moral dilemma challenges (I even devised one of my own) I do feel that we've come full circle with them for the moment at least. I do like a good mind stimulant though and they can provide that.Hope I haven't offended anybody...
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