- May 19, 2004
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- Plano, TX
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- Libertarian - Right
consti-christian morals - tion. Hehe - tried.argexpat said:Show me where in the constitution it says "Christian morals" and I'll buy you whatever book you want on Amazon.
I disagree with you there. Many of Jesus teachings are transparent, but represent ideas that are apparent today (in both Islam and Christian faiths) - that were not written in the first 4 books of the bible. Sometimes these ideas are so prevalent in a society that they become accepted. For instance, "Thou shalt not use the word **** in a sentence" is not in the bible nor the constitution. Saying that word, does not make one seem to be Christian - that is a principle of Christianity.argexpat said:By the way, "Christian morals" is ultimately Jewish morals, since Christianity is an off shoot of Judaism (as is Islam).
Morals tell us and make us feel weird when we see that word.
Can't argue with this one. But, morals are like hunger. For me, I learned that carrots are nasty - therefor I do not eat them. I also learned that murder is wrong - therefore I do not kill. It is a learning process to have morals.argexpat said:And the Jews didn't invent morality. It developed over thousands of years of human intellectual evolution. And the ancient Greeks and the later enlightenment philosophers had as much to do with the shaping of the Constitution as Christ did.