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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/1/2012  3:36 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  183086 of 199081

bdhinton: "You are using a "descriptive" definition, while I'm using a "normative" definition: "

"[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.

Regards, JAFO
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