Ethics and Faith Talks Have Resumed

Saturday morning talks at the Monmouth Priory restarted on Saturday 4th September with Bishop Dominic tackling the question: “Are there Christian ethics or just ethics?” He quoted the prophet Micah, who condemned legalisms that are labelled ‘ethics’. “Micah said that what God required is, ‘to do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God’. Institutionalised religion has a habit of losing sight of its goal,” said Bishop Dominic, “and getting bogged down in laws and rules and dividing the sheep from the goats. Sensible rules like not eating animals that are prone to tapeworms or sea food that might be poisonous became religious laws.”

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