the debate about what ought to be done could be based upon reason, or it could be based upon superstition. For example, Kant proposed a system of ethics based upon reason, while others say that we should not murder based upon the command of their supernatural friend in some old book. The two methods arrive in the same place. But "God wants us to kill the Commies" has no place in government.
7/23/12 at 11:42am