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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/3/2012  9:08 AM
Author:  bdhinton Number:  183176 of 199099

Then do I have it right in post 183157?

"It", as in my position? No, you don't have it right. Here's why:

for you, morality boils down to following an authority's preference

I don't think it is valid to compare Frydaze's moral preference (or any human, not picking on her) with God. It is not just any authority. It is the holy, just, loving, and perfectly good Creator of the universe. God's commands for us are not merely preferences, but flow out of his good nature. His knowledge allows him to craft commands for us to maximize our happiness. Interesting to me, Frydaze comes up with a eerily similar set of precepts to what God's commands are.

if you discovered that the authority preferred the rape of little girls, that would make it OK

This is like asking if God could make a square circle, would its area be the square of one of its sides. It's a vacuous statement. God doesn't think raping little girls is good.
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