instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Monday, May 04, 2009

The devil's auction

Mark Shea and John McG blog so I don't have to. I'll just add this:

To say, "I'd commit a terrible sin against a terrible sinner in order to save five million innocents," is not to risk a slippery slope. It is to declare that any and every point on the slope -- a sin of any gravity upon a person of any guilt for a good of any magnitude -- is open for negotiation.

And it's not God we're negotiating with.