Quote of the Day

From John Bradshaw, Reclaiming Virtue: How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason:

Goodness, as a moral absolute, is dangerous because it does not own its own shadow, because our attachment to the principle of being good supersedes our care and concern for the individuals who have to suffer for our goodness, and because we get so engrossed in our intention to be good that we can’t be bothered with the consequences.

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3 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Or, as Lord Peter says in Dorothy Sayers’s Gaudy Night: “The first thing a principle does is kill someone.” Though I think Lord Peter was arguing for principles, dangerous though they may be.

  2. Rob Ramcharan says:

    Are there any moral absolutes? Was Dostoevsky right when he said, “If there is no God, everything is permitted.”?

  3. Zari Harat says:

    Of course God exists as each of us reflects God. If we choose to not learn what God is it is like saying the sun does not exist, only because we have turned our back on the sun

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