Systemic basis for a 'natural morality'? LO29860

From: Alan Cotterell (
Date: 01/29/03

Replying to LO29844 --


It is my contention that 'natural morality' is a misnomer for ETHICS.
MORALITY is a set of rules arising from church law. Both ethics and
morality can be based on Christian values, however the values expressed by
morals have undergone clerical interpretation.

There is a danger in clerical interpretation, it lies in the almost
absolute lack of comprehension of RISK, over the ages. Apart from the
'build my house on a rock', and some religous laws about sleeping on roofs
without parapets, the Bible is almost devoid of mention of risk

Today we have the Catholic church promoting no birth control, when the
world's population doubles each twenty-five years - just an example.

I am certain there are universal values to be defined by us all. Then we
can have 'universal natural morality'. If you wish to have Christ's
values defined to you by clerics, that's OK by me. Personally I'm a bit
suspicious of their power seeking ways.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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