Guilt, as all right-minded people know, is the unpleasant feeling that one has done something wrong. The source of this feeling, clearly, is one’s conscience. But how is one’s conscience formed?
Cardinal Newman, whom Pope Benedict will beatify when he comes to England in September, believed that God wired the human conscience, making right and wrong the same in any time or place. His, however, is now a minority view. Many more now agree with last year’s bus poster campaign, devised by the British Humanist Association and supported by Richard Dawkins, which proclaimed: ‘There is probably no God’.
Gone, then, from our collective consciousness is not just the vengeful God of the Old Testament, or the gentler but still judgmental Jesus. Now an anarchic libido is all the rage.
‘Stop worrying and enjoy your life’ was the advice appended to the posters.
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