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What about the New Testament? St. Paul tells women they must cover their head in church, and Jesus says that divorced people cannot remarry, but no one pays much attention to either of them.
Would the writer consider it part of the "absolute moral law" that one must never kill another human being? If so, I hope that he's not only opposed to capital punishment but
What about killing in self-defense? If someone had produced a gun and shot the Newtown killer just before he slaughtered those children, would that have been good
Real life does not fit neatly into the "all good people think like me" theology. We all must decide what basis to use for our actions. If we do not obey civil laws, then we pay the consequences. Those of us who are theists must consider what God desires, but even people who belong to the same denomination often cannot agree on what that is.
Perhaps a basis is the principle, strongly espoused by Jesus but found also in the teachings of every other great religion: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This is the basis of all sound morality, and it works whether one believes in a supernatural Supreme Being or not.
Sarah G. Marcus