But I wouldn't say that consequentialism can fit in with Christian philosophies.(Original post by RawJoh1)
It's different because God exists in the real world, not just the ideal world (assuming Christianity is true).
I think natural law's a load of **** too.
Well, the causal story isn't quite so simple there. And there's a pretty strong case that the Church has acted hideously immorally, so I'm not so sure that this is a remotely effective reductio.
Intelligent Christians have been utilitarians, deontologists and virtue ethicists. I'd agree that it's probably better for the Christian to be a deontologist or a virtue ethicist, but it's not an open and shut case.
Not possible. Consequentialism = the right action is that which maximises the good. Deontology = there is a right action which does not maximise the good. Not compatible. The Christian could be a consequence-sensitive deontologist though, but that's not consequentialist, because consequentialism doesn't just mean that "consequences matter".
You can be Christian and ignore the general teachings laid out in the bible.
Is this right?