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In this, we should recollect that the apparently morally deficient character of the Old Testament God was the reason why the rejected the proposition that he was the genuine Godhead.


It may be much more difficult, as we will see, to suppose that there are "moral roots" of the holy in many other religions -- which compromises the generality of Goodman's project and vindicates Otto's.

Moreover, to hold that morality is in some way objectiveitself, as I do, does not mean that one holds that one's own particularmoral views at any give time are certainly correct. One can believe thereare objective answers without knowing what they are or without holdingthat one's own answer is necessarily the right one, even if one is fairlyconfident in it. For example, in math, I can know there is an answer tosome difficult problem, and I might even have what I believe is the correctanswer, but if it turns out I am wrong, or that others disagree, or eventhat no one knows yet what the correct answer is, that does not mean thereis no objective answer. Similarly with regard to scientific theories about,say, the origin of something. There is surely some way that the thing originatedeven if none of the existing theories are correct or even if there is noway to demonstrate what the correct theory is. That an answer is difficultto know, or that it evokes serious disagreements, does not mean that thesubject itself is therefore merely subjective or that there is no rightanswer. Two people can argue about what the right objective answer is whilestill holding that the matter is an objective one. There can be disputesabout objective issues, and so there is no need to think we need to replacemorality with something supposedly objective --law-- just because moralityis sometimes disputatious or contentious. Morality is . The difficulties are that it is not always obvious, andthat people are not always willing to be reasonable in their discussionsor disagreements about it. But the remedy then is to increase moral reasoningand understanding, not replace it with the tallying of unreasonable ormerely emotional opinion.

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Instead of rejoicing when we hear of people who have problems, andinstead of maliciously spreading evil reports about them, we should pray fortheir welfare.

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There are definitely times when the sins and problems of others should bediscussed. Sinners must be rebuked, and other people who may be involvedmust be warned to avoid being harmfully influenced by sin. But all should bedone like Jesus and His apostles did it. We must speak from a sincereconcern for the welfare of others, not out of jealousy, pride, vengeance,etc. How carefully do you and I guard our motives when we speak aboutothers?


But the problem is that even "critical" morality can be wrong. The historyof moral philosophy is filled with quite analytical/critical theories anddiscussions that nevertheless turned out to be in need of amendment orabandonment as new insights were gained and in some cases as new distinctionswere invented or discovered. The issue is not whether moral ideas are critical,surface, conventional, socially accepted, religious, traditional or howeverinitiated; the issue is whether they are good principles or not. But discerningthat takes ongoing dialogue and judgment, not some replacement for thosethings, such as mere voting or appeal to formal or supposedly objectiverules, or even acceptance by prestigious law professors or publicationin influential law journals. Moral philosophy is difficult and it is anongoing precess as new ideas and distinctions come to light. Substitutingsomething easy for it is abandoning morality, not simplifying it. And itis important to keep that in mind, so that we do not have the mindset thatparticular laws, just because they have been promulgated and even upheldin court, or accepted by academia, are therefore deserving to be permanent,revered, authoritative (in a moral sense), deserving of obedience, or arein some sense always right.

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Given there is disagreement about moral issues, even among reasonable,intelligent, and well-informed people, given that even critical analysisof moral issues is sometimes flawed, given that there is room for somesubjectivity in ethics, given that even voting and majority rule, as anykind of psychologically-based alleged determination of what is right, canfail, and given that some moral wrongs may be more socially costly (atleast in the short term) to try to correct than to tolerate, what sensemight be made of the view that the law ought to be moral or to reflector enforce morality?