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February 2018



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Natural Moral Law

The idea of "natural moral law" is quite simply inconsistent with the proposition that "We the People" are the ones who established our government, or that "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." All laws are made by human institutions and can be unmade the same way.

So yes, "natural moral law" is a dangerous foreign ideology.


This is one place I agree with you. Natural moral law is what they used as an excuse to come up with a mental illness, "moral insanity", for a woman who wanted to not marry, not have kids, not have more kids, or simply to work outside the home. It's also behind drapetomania and some other diagnoses applied to people who did or thought things that were not "natural".

This is why I stopped my involvement with the Spiritualist Church (not with spiritualism itself). I don't know if you remember this, but I was taking lessons from NSAC and everything was fine until they started pushing natural law at me. They extended it into the unseen world to suggest that it too had "natural laws", and they turned out to be the same old stuff about karma and the "law of attraction", "cause and effect" and "thoughts are things". Click.

I remember discussing it with you and you said that conscience was the only natural law you thought might be universal. I think you said you were getting that from Spinoza.