Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Conscience


So many people see conscience as a small still voice inside them of them, a little like Jiminy Cricket.
Many would assume that conscience was about doing what feels right, or what is going produce the greatest good.
The HFE debate seem to highlight a serious problem in the formation of "an informed conscience". Every human being has a duty to inform their conscience, for a Christian that is impossible apart from the Church.
In education today there is so much emphasis on developing self esteem, that self restraint is often neglected. In order to develope conscience we have to become masters of self restraint and denial.

3 comments:

gemoftheocean said...

Or as a Jesuit said when someone told him "I feel so guilty": "You SHOULD feel guilty. You committed a sin!"

V said...

Self-esteem is just another post-Modern PC word for selfishness. Other-direction restrains the self.

Think about one James Mawdsley who survived a Burmese prison and has personally challenged the HFE Bill to save the lives of millions of unborn children.

Support him and sign his petition:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/eccematertua

A number of priests and ministers have signed. The comments from lay people are most insightful.

nickbris said...

A petition to the Queen is one way .but going along with James Mawdsley about anything is approving of all his nonsense.

He's been brainwashed by somebody about Burma and the need for "Regime Change"

There is far too much of this interference in sovereign states who do things differently to American Warmongers.

Sanctions against everybody who stands up against American Big-Business does more harm to innocent civilians and backfires on the perpetrators.

The way to change is civilised conversation and education not headline grabbing daft petitions to somebody who can do absolutely nothing.