Tuesday, May 31, 2005

What does "moral" mean?

Yudel points us to a stinging indictment of the Christian right, an indictment that would apply equally to the moaning moralists on the right-wing of political Judaism who think that morality relates to sex and nothing else:

"But it is hypocrisy and nonsense when contemporary Christians who have sold off and abandoned every vestige of the traditional Christian understanding of wealth turn around and insist that the Christian understanding of sexuality is fixed, immutable and eternal. These people strain at the gnat of same-sex love while swallowing the camel of credit card usury. They are so obsessed with their mistaken belief that they live in the most promiscuous society of all time that they have failed to notice they live in the most affluent, the haughtiest, proudest and least concerned with the poor."