"At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil"
- Hans Kung
About this Quote
The quote is stressing that different religious beliefs and ethical practices have differing viewpoints on what is considered helpful or harmful, appropriate or incorrect, and also good or bad when it pertains to men and women. It acknowledges that there are differences in beliefs as well as values among these practices, which can influence just how people perceive ethical as well as ethical problems. The author, Hans Kung, seems promoting for better understanding and respect for variety in moral as well as spiritual viewpoints.
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