Developing ethical business practices

Developing ethical business practices

This article by Dr. Hershey H. Friedman, professor of Business and Marketing at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, proposes a set of guidelines drawn from the Hebrew Bible that can be used to form a code of ethics for business. For example, Principle 8 is “Not giving bad advice to the unwary or placing temptation before the morally weak.” It is helpful to observe these guidelines are not simply about playing fairly; they redirect the sellers of goods and services toward making a positive contribution for their customers and communities.



Christian Morality vs. Atheist Morality

Christian Morality vs. Atheist Morality

In a public debate in 1929, W. L. Oliphant, a preacher from the Oak Cliff Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas, debated Charles Smith, President of the American Association of the Advancement of Atheism, who affirmed the proposition: “Atheism is Beneficial to the Race, and is Most Conducive to Morality of any Theory Known to Man.” Oliphant provided a powerful list of moral principles Christians should follow.