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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Not Quite Sure Whether This Is the Way to Be the Earth's Good Stewards

During my lifetime, I believe that I have been exposed to a lot of different ideas, theories, and arguments, both those with which I agree and those with which I disagree. I don't think that I've had a particularly sheltered existence, and I think that I have encountered at some point in my life or education even the most radical or extreme theories. I must confess, however, that this is an idea that I have never before encountered, and is an idea which I wouldn't have thought possible for a rational human being to hold.

It seems to me to be a position far more illogical than despairing and committing suicide: a person committing suicide illogically believes that the world would have been a better place if he as an individual had never existed, but he doesn't hold that the world would have a been a better place if humanity as a whole had never existed.

The position certainly must be the most unnatural position one could hold, as it is a complete denial of the worth of one's own human nature.

At Orthodoxy, Eh!, more thoughts on the article.