Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Is a totally different morality even possible?

braveheartThink of a country where people were admired for running away in battle, or where a man felt proud of double-crossing all the people who had been kindest to him. You might just as well try to imagine a country where two and two made five. Men have differed as regards what people you ought to be unselfish to—whether it was only your own family, or your fellow countrymen, or every one. But they have always agreed that you ought not to put yourself first. Selfishness has never been admired. Men have differed as to whether you should have one wife or four. But they have always agreed that you must not simply have any woman you liked.

Quotes from Mere Christianity, part 3
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952, this edition: 2001) 6.

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of unselfish do you think if both parties in the United States worked together for the good of the country this could be classified as being unselfish?  I don't think it will ever happen. They can't even agree on what should be done much less put a plan in place.  The name of the game is blame Obama.