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Keldeo July 6th, 2013 4:10am

Is there a difference between legislating morality and legislating against immorality?

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/05/13 11:13 pm

Most of your examples; murder, slander, burglary, involve a victim. Morality laws, are laws based on morals alone, wether you're upholding morals, or keeping people from destroying morals, it's the same thing. Those morals are subjective though.

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JanuaryLove
07/05/13 11:00 pm

You make an interesting point. Initially, I thought the two choices were the same thing only worded differently. Your answer gives me pause. I may have to change my vote.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/05/13 10:28 pm

Yes - it' really technically correct that "you can't legislate morality," since you can't just tell people to be correctly motivated in their hearts. But we should, can, and do prohibit immorality - see our laws against murder, burglary, robbery, and

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/05/13 10:34 pm

Perjury and slander and libel. They're all immoral based on the Ten Commandments, and we rightly prohibit them. But abortion, being murder, could also be illegal, as could sodomy (actually, it was illegal until the Supreme Court uncontitutionally