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|Subject: Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini||Date: 10/1/2012 3:36 PM|
|Author: JAFO31||Number: 183086 of 198111|
bdhinton: "You are using a "descriptive" definition, while I'm using a "normative" definition: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/morality-definition/#NorDe...... "
"[M]orality prohibits actions such as killing, causing pain, deceiving, and breaking promises." from your source
Not really; self-defense, defense of others, war, the death penalty are all exceptions to the supposed absolute morality of no killing.
"“Morality” in the normative sense is sometimes taken to prohibit unnatural sexual activity. However, such a prohibition need not be included in an account of morality as a universal guide that all fallible and vulnerable rational persons would put forward for governing the behavior of all moral agents because it is not irrational to favor unnatural sexual activity." from yoru source
Your source also disagrees with Norm.
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