Friday, November 23, 2012

Cut-flower ethics

Many years ago, Will Herberg spoke of “cut-flower ethics.” He argued that, once unmoored from the religious soil that nurtured them, ethical principles would endure for a while, but would ultimately wither. To assume otherwise is to mistakenly dismiss the catalyzing effect that the idea of God has had on ethical motivation throughout the centuries.

1 comment:

  1. Now this I agree with wholeheartedly. If only Thomas Paine and Voltaire could come back today and see the results of their rejection of God and the Bible on Western civilization.