Throw-away moral­ity

Malta Independent - - DEBATE & ANALYSIS -

Arch­bishop Charles Sci­cluna has de­scribed eu­thana­sia and the morn­ing-af­ter pill as re­flec­tions of to­day’s ‘throw-away cul­ture’.

We do in­deed live in an Amer­i­can-style throw-away cul­ture – with a throw-away moral­ity to go with it.

Moral­ity – like re­li­gion it­self – is man-made. It is not de­creed by God, as re­li­gious peo­ple are in­doc­tri­nated into be­liev­ing by priests. Many peo­ple, in fact, have no scru­ples about ig­nor­ing it or dis­card­ing it when it goes against their needs or in­ter­ests, as the end­less cor­rup­tion scan­dals in busi­ness, pol­i­tics, sport and at the Vat­i­can it­self at­test.

John Guil­lau­mier St Ju­lian’s

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