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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The act of conscience, in theory and practice

The act of conscience is the act of applying knowledge of moral principles to determine whether a particular act is morally good or morally bad. In theory, it works something like this:

When we ignore conscience, the picture changes:

When we're too smart to follow Church teaching, it looks something like this: