'Natural Law cannot work in today's society' discuss

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  • 'Natural Law cannot work in today's society' discuss
    • Agree
      • Atheists
        • In today's society, atheism is becoming more common
          • Therefore, a moral theory based on God isn't suitable
            • For example, an atheist would disagree with the 5th primary precept of worship God as to them- it's not relevant to morality
        • 'following natural law ethic ultimately makes no sense' Patrick J Clarke
      • Fails to consider the situation
        • In today's day, situations are becoming more and more diverse
          • Therefore to apply a absolutist approach to morality seems nonsensical
          • For example, non traditional families (e.g. homosexual families with an adopted child) are becoming more common
            • Therefore to apply a absolutist approach to morality seems nonsensical
            • Aquinas would say that this is not living in an ordered society however today's culture is widely accepting of it
    • Disagree
      • Basis of Catholic moral teachings for several centuries
        • Natural Law has influenced catholic teaching for several centuries and has remained.
          • Humanae Vite 1968 praised natural law
      • From God therefore eternal
        • Aquinas states that natural law is derived from eternal law which is God's will
          • God's will is unchanging and eternal therefore will suit any culture at any time
        • For example, Aquinas' primary precept, to live in an ordered society is something desired by all cultures at any time
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