>> Is being a moral person
more important than someone's life?>>
I think we have to be very clear on word definitions here.
When I say "nobody here" to the gestapo, I am being dishonest. But, I
assert, I am
not being immoral. I am being, in Carter's concept, "a person of
have determined what is right, WWJD, and have so acted.
Off hand, I cannot think of a situation in which I would act right and at
the same time be immoral. That, too, may be more word definitions than
A generation ago, Joseph Fletcher wrote SITUATION ETHICS (1966). One of
the quotations he included was from Alfred North Whitehead's MODES OF
THOUGHT. Whitehead wrote (page 15 of MODES OF THOUGHT):
"The simple-minded use of the notions "right" and "wrong" is one of the
chief obstacles to the progress of understanding.
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