Is it possible to predict an individuals overall moral behaviour by some of those every-day, not-too-critical, less-than-monumental activities? There are laws and moral “rules” in my opinion. Laws protect people from those who have a lessened sense of moral “rules”, at least this is what I am given to think.
NEW NEIGHBOR on on my street in cincinnati ohio.
- sweeps leaves into the stormwater runoff opening (illegal)
- doesn’t pick up after his dog when he walks (illegal)
- puts food into the cardboard boxes set out for recycling (the latter I know because I saw a perfect size amazon (austensibly clean and tidy) box in and amongst the other boxes set out at the curb on recycling day, and took it home to use to mail things for christmas. When i opened the box (which was deliberabely closed with the top weaved together) there were three huge portions of corn bread stuck in the paper padding. Not only a waste of food (at least the squirrels would have eaten it, maybe the deer), but also leaving the paper non-recyclable. While it is probably not common knowledge, it makes common sense, that paper that is greasy (like with cheese on pizza boxes) really causes recycling problems, this would be no exception.
Please advise. Would you trust any business dealings you make with someone who is willing to break ‘seemingly’ trivial laws and behave in a currently asocial manner. I wouldn’t, and I conclude that my obervation is NOT NEW, but recognized thousands of years ago as an indicator of morality.
Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”