Saturday, January 14, 2012


Is there objective moral order
In what we call the universe?
This question is a real ripsnorter
Which some may even think perverse.
My conscience tells me that it’s moral
To pick a theologic quarrel
With born-agains who, like the pope,
Would claim he’s got the holy dope.
It’s false I know but on reflection
The answers of an Alan Gewirth,
Which logically are more than worth
The Pope’s, can offer this conception:
The answer to our moral blights
Lies in Gewirth’s thought on HUMAN RIGHTS.

* Gewirth’s arguments for an objective moral order that is secular in nature are set forth in two books: “Reason and Morality” and “The Community of Rights.”

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