Understanding all the complexity of morality is not a simple work as it may seem, first of all, we need to deal with the meaning of moral. The human being is a task to be done, we are born human, but we need to build our humanity all over the years. The objective and subjective points of our questions, given by rationality, differ us from all beings and all races, no other animal questions itself about its actions, choices and feelings.

Understanding this, we need to know that there are things that make us more as human beings and things that destroy us as human beings. And that's where the point of morality comes in.

Whatever accomplishes us, in a way that is connected with natural human virtue, is morally good. And what destroys us or breaks with the nature of human virtue, this is morally bad.

Morality admits that there is an objectivity according to the nature of the virtuous human project, that can only be understood by faith and natural reason. But even faith, which is not a feeling, needs to be chosen, often needs to be filtered by our decision to follow and accept it. Moral is based on natural law, which expresses itself, and which is governed by truth, by divine logos, and which could not be otherwise. There is a human project, for which it exists and for which it was created, and that is natural law.

Liberty provides us the ability to commit atrocities, to destroy what we are or to be charitable and kind like the saints, and that’s why morality could never be intuitive, no matter how much we see it as natural, we have an egocentric and hedonistic stain that makes morality, like all good and bad things, need to be chosen by us, until the day we die.
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Paulo Santos
Paulo H. Santos é estudante voluntário e apaixonado de filosofia, teologia entre outras áreas de estudo.


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