Have you ever argued with an atheist about the morality of homosexual practices and got stuck? This book provides reasoning for fifteen questions to arrive at the immorality of homosexual practices. Fifteen questions or premisses are presented in Thomistic style with possible objections and my answer to OP as well as to the questions individually. More
The fifteen premisses are:
Chapter 1: Defending moral objectivism 1.1 Does objective truth exist? 1.2 Does objective moral truth exist? 1.3 Is it because God that moral truths exist? 1.4 Is it possible for humans to know the existing moral truths?
Chapter 2: Marriage and sex 2.1 Is it possible to know the truths regarding marriage and sex? 2.2 Is marriage a natural institution? 2.3 Is procreation possible outside marriage? 2.4 Does sex has any purpose other than procreation? 2.5 Can sex be taken outside of marriage? 2.6 Must all sex within the matrimony be procreative?
Chapter 3: Homosexual practices 3.1 Do homosexual unions form a marriage? 3.2 Does sex has any purpose in homosexual unions? 3.3 Do homosexual practices harm persons? 3.4 Do homosexual practices harm society? 3.5 Are homosexual practices immoral?
Morality is disappearing in an increasingly liberal world. Yet, some liberalist try to keep it relative. Both are equally dangerous. I myself had an impact of this moral relativism when I was inundated with feedbacks regarding the morality of homosexuality as a response to my last editorial on Christa Logos. I am afraid to say that some of the responses were questioning its morality. They were asking who the church is to decide homosexuality as bad. Moreover, it was argued as a mere opinion of the Church. Being the situation is this, I must elaborate the concept expanding its dimensions such that all humans, by reason alone, can understand the moral laws governing homosexual practices. Yes, homosexuality can be understood as bad even without the aid of Church and Scripture. I could also sense the overwhelming prevalence of moral relativism in our community, leading to agnosticism and atheism. As an attempt to explain the aspects of moral law, I have prepared this small booklet based on pure reason. I sincerely recommend you to have a perusal of it. It contains arguments subjected to reason and I hopefully open it for you, to facilitate a mutual cultural exchange.
on Oct. 29, 2012 :
Good reasoning.. Author has own definition for some
terms like procreation. With such
definition everything appears to
(reviewed within a week of purchase)