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Morality and spirituality are not one and the same. Morality (the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct) has no external or infallible truth to it. Theology (rational inquiry into religious questions), ideally, should be based on eternal truths, which have nothing to do with morality per se, other than that our adherence to these eternal truths forms opinions we express as guidelines governing our moral conduct. Theology and morality are hardly one and the same. A decent and moral idea, rule, or concept can still, in all its purity, transgress the holiness of a divine God. As such, our sense of morality is of not much use to God (Isa 64:6). Churches relying on their sensibilities of what is good, right, and moral to dictate their interpretation of scripture is, in and of itself, faulty exegesis. The Church should not be in the business of dictating morality, but should be proclaiming truths both eternal and infallible. We, as individuals, having been presented with these truths, are a people at liberty to embrace or reject those truths, and our sense of morality is the expression of that decision. -- Christopher J. Priest





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Date: 2018-01-30 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
"Churches relying on their sensibilities of what is good, right, and moral to dictate their interpretation of scripture is, in and of itself, faulty exegesis. The Church should not be in the business of dictating morality, but should be proclaiming truths both eternal and infallible."
God bless Priest for this. Churches that actually do this seem to be getting harder and harder to find.

Date: 2018-01-30 07:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
Normally I would be complaining about yet another Priest that doesn't actually hold to any type of confessional. But I will chalk this one up to good old Protestant/Catholic hsniping.

Date: 2018-01-30 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
So it's confirmed that Rebirth Deathstroke never slept with underaged Terra?

Date: 2018-01-30 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
Depends on how you interpret it, I suppose.

Date: 2018-01-31 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Joseph deserves to be happy. Let him be happy with his boyfriend damnit

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