Monday, July 26, 2010

The Bottomless Pit

“When humanity is not distinguished from nature, there is almost no limit to the extent of its debasement. The fact that homosexuals once had to remain in the closet was a sign of sanity in the society. Now that sexual perversion is being touted as an alternative life-style, and politicians in some jurisdictions cater to it, we must wonder if the pit has any bottom. We are now publishing serious treatises arguing for the benefits of incest. The naturalist assumptions that remove sexual practices from the realms of morality remove everything from the realm of morality. Animals do not act morally or immorally; they only act naturally. A system of ethics that says human beings ought to base their behavior on nature therefore justifies any behavior, because nature knows no ethic. If naturalism rules, it means there is no bar to adultery, which is all right with many naturalists, but it also means there is no bar to murder. Natrualism in ethics moves persistently to fulfill the logical mandate of its assumptions. If man is only one of the animals, it makes no sense to grant him a privileged position over the other animals. It is by a logical inference that some are now proclaiming the rights of animals and proposing vegetarianism as a moral imperative. To say that man is qualitatively superior to animals is to be guilty of the sin of “speciesism.” (Herbert Schlossberg, Idols for Destruction, p. 171).

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