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Celebrating the collapse of ethics and moral discourse in our transitional time is not a sin

Celebrating the collapse of ethics and moral discourse in our transitional time is not a sin
Ethics whether derived from philosophy or religion is ill-founded and impotent and that's OK
Priestly ethics derived from religious traditions have scant sway now and that's OK
Assertions of moral authority based on Christianaity or any other authority 
have little power now and that's OK
The 19th and 20th century were about deconstructing  the 
hypocritical and philosophically-erroneous 
foundations of  past ethics and morality
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Ethics and morality are sub-categories of the foundation
of goodness which is located in the choice of values
Choosing values is what all people do
every minute of their lives
This has rarely been considered by those who
have written of ethics and morality
It is the fruit of the thought of thinkers such as
Peirce, Neitzsche and Assagioli
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The theory which I have arrived over a lifetime is outlined in the following little work\
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"Sto Perigiali" One of the Surpassingly Best Tunes Theodorakis Has Written

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…