Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Sins of Society
- Wealth without work
- Pleasure without conscience
- Knowledge without character
- Commerce without morality
- Science without humanity
- Religion without sacrifice
- Politics without principle
quoted in Easter Fire, Richard Sklba and Joseph Juknialis
A good video by Fr. Robert Barron on the fundamental Catholic approach to morality and moral issues.
It may be true that morality can’t be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. It may be true that legislation cannot change the heart, but it can restrain the heartless. It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
God’s purpose in guidance is not to get us to perform the right actions. His purpose is to help us become the right kind of people.
[Conscience] can mean:
(a) the pressure a man feels upon his will to do what he thinks is right;
(b) his judgment as to what the content of right and wrong are.
In sense (a) conscience is always to be followed. It is the sovereign of the universe, which “if it had power as it has right, would absolutely rule the world.” It is not to be argued with, but obeyed, and even to question it is to incur guilt.
But in sense (b) it is a very different matter. People may be mistaken about wrong and right; most people in some degree are mistaken.
Conscience, then, means the whole man engaged in a particular subject matter.
“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.”
– Parents Motto
“I am, I can, I ought, I will.”
– Children’s motto