Thursday, February 16, 2012

Moral Fire in Favor of Life

4 comments:

Robert said...

She makes an excellent point but she is also an example of someone who connects the dots.

Principlex said...
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Principlex said...

Yes, she does connect the dots. Moral fervor can happen in one of two ways: authentic and inauthentic. I don't think authentic moral fervor is possible unless one can see the concretes and their effect on one's values implied by the abstract idea.

It is possible for false moral fervor to exist - like the preacher who is preaching against homosexuality while having a secret gay lover. The energy fueling false moral fervor comes from the fear, the anxiety, of being discovered a liar, fraud, hypocrite and thereby destroying what one had built that comprises his life.