Religion: Chief Justice on Morality

Is there an absolute distinction between right & wrong? Or are moral laws really a matter of changing times, changing customs?

Last week Americans were invited to take a sharp second look at an answer made by the nation's No. i judge. Wrote Chief Justice Vinson, in his majority opinion upholding the conviction of the eleven top U.S. Communists (TIME, June n): "Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes."

Commented the Christian Century:

"[Vinson's statement] plays into the hands of those who deny the existence of the moral law and, in public affairs, make the...

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