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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/1/2012  5:23 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  183093 of 198325

If God exists, then there are moral obligations universal to all humans, in that HE obligates all humans to follow them.

Except I think then the only universal moral obligation is to "do what you're told". The Bible makes that clear because in one passage people are told that killing is bad/sinful, and in another they are commanded to kill every man, woman, child, and farm animal. So clearly killing is not universally bad, even allowing for self-defense (which I don't believe Jesus really did). Sometimes it is "good" because you were told (by Yahweh/Jehovah) to do it.

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