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  •  So sayeth some. Others might declareth BS. (1+ / 0-)
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    The Magisterium hath been complicit in much intrinsic evil over the centuries.  Much moral good, too, but the infallible declarations of what is intrinsically evil ring hollow from the hierarchy these days.   It's important to know what they say, but ever less important to abide by an ever increasingly obsolete code.

    Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

    by Leftcandid on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 02:40:19 PM PST

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    •  The Magisterium... (0+ / 0-)

      ... is not a moral agent. It cannot be complicit in intrinsic evil. Men can be complicit, but not the Magisterium. The Magisterium defines articles of faith, it doesn't do good or evil.

      And obsolescence isn't a category that applies to moral truth. If it was true then, it is true now. Otherwise, you might as well just throw Christianity out altogether, since the Gospels are certainly obsolete by your standard. You might as well throw any possibility of moral philosophy whatsoever out, because hey, who know when the truth, "It is wrong to steal," might just up and expire on you.

      •  It is wrong to steal, but we both know that it's (0+ / 0-)

        sometimes more wrong than at others.

        Obsolescence doesn't apply to transcendent moral truth, but it certainly does apply to abortion, birth control, gay marriage, stem cell research, & cloning.  Modes of moral philosophy that mistake their contemporary cultural morality for transcendent moral truth can and should be at times thrown out.

        Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

        by Leftcandid on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 07:11:37 PM PST

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    •  Tipoff (1+ / 0-)
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      When someone says he's a Catholic and starts with the Magisterium stuff, he's a trad.  Dead giveaway.  And in no way here to further the mission of the dK .

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 05:10:04 PM PST

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