Natural Law - Weaknesses

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  • Natural Law - Weaknesses
    • Based on the idea that nature is good
      • not everything in nature is good e.g illness, natural disasters
    • Assumes all people seek to worship God
      • Atheists may find it difficult to accept Natural Law as an ethical theory
    • States reproduction is a key aim of humanity
      • causes issues with homosexuals or infertile people
    • Assumes God created the universe and everything
      • if God didn't create the world, then NL has no basis
    • Aquinas commits naturalistic fallacy
      • he says moral law comes from God so we must obey it (a value judgement)
    • Does not allow for evolution or devine redemption through Christ
      • suggested that human nature has remained the same since creation


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