Singing at the Winepress: Ecclesiastes and the Ethics of

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The ethic demands an absolute obedience to the will of God without consideration of those consequences of moral action which must be the concern of any prudential ethic. On a more general level there exist absolute moral values or principles or norms but as one becomes more specific the possibility of absolute, specific, unqualified norms decreases. So, for instance, all masturbation, all homosexual activity and all heterosexual intercourse where contraception was employed were against nature, and therefore bad.

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