Perverted Faulties

Perverted faculty arguments are a common theme in historically Christian morality, with its absolute prohibitions of lying, suicide, contraception, psychedelic drug use, and drunkenness.

Of themselves, perverted faculty arguments only show that there is some disorder and so evil in an action, but not how much there is. Nevertheless, they get some bite through the axiom that one can never commit an evil that good might come. Even if, qua perverted faculty, the evil of each of the prohibita were relatively minor, they could not be done even for the sake of some very great good.

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