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Does Morality Inhibit Freedom?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    St. Thomas Aquinas gave primacy to the natural reason as formative in our free choices—the use of reason ordered to truth, and the will ordered to the good, uniting to make a choice.


    “Jesus didn’t come to give us a bunch of rules.” Perhaps you have heard this kind of complaint. Some people seem to think that expressing a clearly defined morality is locking them up in some kind of invisible prison that is constricting their freedom. They may equate moral standards with self-righteous hypocrisy. They don’t want to be “moral machines” following a “hard cold legalism.”


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  2. _Shannon_

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    well..it depends....if natural law is written on our hearts, then I think I need an argument for externally imposed morality doing anything other than curtailing one's freedom, unless that externally imposed morality is lock step with that natural law.