J. Budziszewski

Natural knowledge

| Even pagans understand God's requirements
by J. Budziszewski
Posted 7/19/03, 12:00 am

CERTAIN MORAL TRUTHS REALLY ARE COMMON TO all human beings. Because our shoes are wet with evasions the common ground may seem slippery to us, but we all know that we shouldn't murder, shouldn't steal, should honor our parents, should honor God, and so on. "Common moral ground" is a cumbersome term for the foundational principles of morality, and also a little thin; a simpler term is "natural law." Here are a few questions people have concerning this misunderstood concept.

Q: Aren't all sorts of wrongs natural? It is natural to fly into a rage. It's natural to murder.

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Judicial restraints

by J. Budziszewski
Posted 6/08/02, 12:00 am

Certain institutions are so crucial to a decent society-and yet so easy to ruin-that law steps in to shield and honor them. Preeminent among these is marriage, the seed of the family.

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New war, old principles

National | The attack on America demands a forceful response, but we must call for a just war
by J. Budziszewski
Posted 9/29/01, 12:00 am

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