Individual-Case Trick Produces “Moral Schizophrenia”

Individual-Case Trick Produces “Moral Schizophrenia”

 [“Hard cases make bad law” and also bad morality! – AQ moderator Tom] – 2/9/18
A recourse to an individual case can only be allowed if such a case is justifiable and not sinful, explains retired German theologian Hubert Windisch.

Writing on (February 8), Windisch refutes the idea of blessing gay pseudo-marriages or bigamous unions.

According to him the Church leaders are producing “moral schizophrenia”. They claim to validate the Church’s previous teaching while legitimizing immoral exceptions, “It would be more honest to say: what was up to now, is no longer valid”, Windisch adds.

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One comment on “Individual-Case Trick Produces “Moral Schizophrenia”

  1. Where does this come from? It was a virus brought into Catholic theology by the US legal justice system, whereby generally good laws (such as the right to use the death penalty) are overthrown by unjust and often rare exceptions. The civil rights lobbies constantly block legislation and seek to overturn laws that caused an injustice in a specific case by many rare and exceptional or hypothetical cases, such as “stop and frisk”.

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