If the state can command you to do an act your church or your philosophy teaches is deeply immoral act on the grounds that the common good demands, by the same logic, on what grounds can you object should the state command you to speak or print or think as the common good demands? — […]
In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference. — Douglas Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop, p.363 Is this the logical conclusion or the starting point for moral relativism? Answer: yes.
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. — G.K. Chesterton