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AbortionStemCellsHandout09 - Religion 261 Lecture 7...

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Religion 261 Lecture 7 Abortion Continued “Two cities, then, have been created by two loves: that is, the earthy by love of self extending even to contempt of God, and the heavenly by love of God extending to contempt of self.” St. Augustine, City of God 14.28 Distinction between the “heavenly city” and “earthly city”/Separation of church and state. The Christian community as a different politics: Christians “pilgrims” as neither too excited nor too depressed about secular politics in a fallen world? Is politics about promoting virtue or freedom, or both? Roe v. Wade—O’Connor, White and Scalia First Things , “The End of Democracy”: “Among the most elementary principles of Western Civilization is the truth that laws which violate the moral law are null and void and must in conscience be disobeyed. In the past and at present, this principle has been invoked, on both the right and the left, by those who are frequently viewed as extremists. It was, however, the principle invoked by the founders of this nation. It was the principle
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