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Natural Law: Strengths

  • There is no moral confusion- absolutist theory so the action is either right or wrong
  • It is right to not base moral judgements on consequences. We can never truly be certain of the consequences of our actions- therefore basing moral decisions on possible consequences is foolish
  • Natural Law can be accessed by everyone (even if they don't believe in God) as their reason can lead them to conclude the right course of action
  • It combines faith in God and the use of reason, appreciating that we are reasonable and can make rational and moral decisions though still from a Christian perspective 
  • Natural Law wants all humans to be fulfilled
  • Natural Law is not as rigid as it may first seem. The flexibility comes in the application of the secondary principles 
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