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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)


To be publicly recommendable as of practical utility and not merely as of philosophical interest, Christianity, apart from being a correct description of the world, needs to be of value in the ordering of practical life, and so it understands itself to be.

  1. However, if Christianity were merely "something that makes you feel good" (like transcendental meditation) or were simply a moral code, Christianity would be reduced to the status of an ancillary tool. This might still be of value, but is not what Christianity is about.
  2. Christianity treats its moral code as the only valid response of man to God, his creator.
  3. Hence, though much Christian morality would still be of great value even if the theistic infrastructure of Christianity turned out to be unsound, it is this infrastructure that gives Christian morality its whole motivation and character.




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