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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/3/2012  10:15 AM
Author:  bdhinton Number:  183179 of 199080

Your moral preference is what you think god wants and is just as individually centric as frydaze's.

Of course it is, since we're both humans. We're imperfect. But it seems to me so far (and I don't claim to understand her yet) that Frydaze claims her morality is a figment of her imagination, and has no firmer foundation than that, no objective reality.

I'm claiming that there is an objective basis for morality, found in the commands of a good God to us, which we're obligated to follow. That I don't perfectly know God's mind on morality is an entirely different issue.

I further claim that this explains our experience of the world, and specifically morality, better than the subjective view. It is the only way to make sense of the claim "raping little girls is wrong". It's wrong because ultimately it violates the unchanging, good nature of God.
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