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Mometrix3827 Phelan #179 Beaumont, Texas USA
Mometrix Mometrix Media LLC Study Material Lacks Secular Objectivity, Rife with Evangelical Drivel Beaumont Texas
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I am currently studying Mometrix's 'DSST Ethics in America Exam Secrets' guide. While the guide surely contains some useful information, I have to say that I find its numerous instances of flagrant evangelical preaching distracting and unhelpful.
Many evangelical Christian beliefs are perplexingly stated as facts throughout the text, for instance:
- "Those who believe in God are motivated to follow His commands, which tends to lead toward happiness on earth as well and secures [sic] rewards in Heaven";
- "To make the most ethical choices, we must check out facts of the situation, take a close look at the most honorable approach, ask God's advice, and then we can make actual ethical choices"; and,
- "Happiness is something that fills us with positive energy and reminds us God, our creator, is blessing us."
Such passages are not grounded in secular empiricism and, I would wager, will not help me pass the DSST. In fact, the author's general avoidance and rejection of the myriad historic and contemporary critiques of theological ethical theories, like Divine Command and Natural Law, may well hurt my chances of passing the exam.
There is a gulf of difference between teaching about religion to explain the origin of ideas in an historic context (e.g. Aquinas' ethics) and proselytizing. I'm sorry to say that even a Christian student of ethics would find passages like those I've cited unhelpful in preparing for a secular exam. That Mometrix has chosen an ethics study guide as a Trojan horse for its religious obscurantism is tremendously ironic.
Mometrix should consider a thorough revision to orient the content of the guide toward the secular nature of DSST exams.
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