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The Basis of Morality (Classic Reprint)

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Texte du rabat Excerpt from The Basis of MoralityReligions based on Revelation find in Revelation their basis for morality, and fo... Lire la suite
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Excerpt from The Basis of Morality

Religions based on Revelation find in Revelation their basis for morality, and for them that is Right which the Giver of the Revelation commands, and that is Wrong which He forbids. Right is Right because God, or a Eshi or a Prophet, commands it, and Right rests on the Will of a Lawgiver, authoritatively revealed in a Scripture.

Now all Revelation has two great disadvantages as a basis for morality It is fixed, and therefore unprogressive while man evolves, and at a later stage of his growth, the morality taught in the Revelation becomes archaic and unsuitable. A written book cannot change, and many things in the Bibles of Religion come to be out of date, inappropriate to new circumstances, and even shocking to an age in which conscience has become more enlightened than it was of old.

The fact that in the same Revelation as that in which palpably immoral commands appear, there occur also jewels of fairest radiance, gems of poetry, pearls of truth, helps us not at all. If moral teach ings worthy only of savages occur in Scriptures containing also rare and precious precepts of purest sweetness, the juxtaposition of light and darkness only produces moral chaos. We cannot here appeal to reason or judgment for both must be silent before authority; both rest on the same ground. Thus saith the Lord precludes all argument.

Let us take two widely accepted Scriptures, both regarded as authoritative by the respective religions which accept them as coming from a Divine Preceptor or through a human but illuminated being, Moses in the one case, Manu in' the other. I am, of course, well aware that in both cases we have to do with books which may contain traditions of their great authors, even sentences transmitted down the centuries.

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Titre: The Basis of Morality (Classic Reprint)
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Code EAN: 9781330574256
ISBN: 978-1-330-57425-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Lulu Pr
Genre: Spiritualité
nombre de pages: 50
Poids: 82g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T3mm
Année: 2018

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