Monday, November 03, 2003
  More Philosophy What's your ethical philosophy?. I got Thomas Aquinas. I only really disagree with the last line. All life has a purpose Meeting this purpose allows one to be happy. Happiness is to be found in the love of God. God's grace providing entrance into heaven creates the highest form of human happiness. Short of heaven, a person can achieve a more limited form of happiness through a life of virtue and friendship. Morality is not determined by the arbitrary will of God. Morality is derived from human nature and the activities that are objectively suited to it. The difference between right and wrong can be appreciated through the use of reason and reflection. Religious reflection may supplement the use of reason and reflection to determine right from wrong. Societies must enact laws to ensure the correct application of moral reasoning. Human nature is good because God made it good.

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