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Post No. 113

May 22, 2013

This makes for worrisome reading. This must be one of the weirder bits:

It is not the competence of the court to decree if frequenting such places is good or not, that decision has to be faced by each individual according to his conscience

Other than the fact that this is a convenient piece of misinterpretative sophistry – of course it is the law’s remit to establish what is right and what is wrong; why should it “punish” people if it can’t tell whether their actions are right or wrong? – it sends out a very dangerous message. It leaves you with the impression that you can decide for yourself what is good and what is wrong.

The magistrate then drops another bomb:

There is no way someone can be surprised or scandalised by what they see inside as one would have entered such a place in full knowledge of what is inside

In other words, over and above the “abolition of absolutes” implied in the first gem, the issue is muddled further by allowing us to factor in “context” when deciding what is good and what isn’t.

This is further illustration of Benedict XVI’s  point about relativism.

Meanwhile, for something completely different, you may want to dip into this.

God help us 😦



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