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How Would You Feel?

  /   Sunday June 12, 2005  

Have you ever had someone respond to preaching against sin with something like “Well, how would you feel if someone said that about you?” I have a simple answer. That’s irrelevant. For example, someone may ask how I would feel if I had a loved one in or even if I myself were in a state similar to that of Terri Schiavo. Well, the truth is that it would be quite a cross. However, it isn’t relevant to the question of whether or not she should have been allowed to live. The objective moral norm that states that life is sacred from the moment of conception to natural death is what is relevant here. The truth that we human beings don’t have a right to judge to worthiness of someone’s life is also what is relevant.

Don’t get me wrong. There are times when something is wrong because it is offensive or uncharitable. Racial slurs fall into this category. However, simply applying an objective moral norm cannot be ruled as the wrong thing to do just because it doesn’t feel good to someone.

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