2THE HUMAN APTITUDE for excellence has been around for a long period of time.
Practically every religious and political group promotes different forms of excellence. Many of them emphasize how universal different types of excellences are.A very basic human excellence is thinking clearly and logically about everything
we experience. In order even to speak about human excellence, a person has to be
convinced that truth, including clear and consistent reasoning, constitutes a very
important type of human excellence. Furthermore, most people in the world have
some experience of God. For believers God i s real, i nfinite, and interested in human
beings. Responding to what God wants of us constitutes a type of human
Self-Evident Human Aspirations
AN AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCEAn aptitude for excellence is strongly associated with the Christian churches and
the Jewish faith, but it is hardly confined to one category of religious faith. Four
basic principles undergird all appeals to pre-eminent qualities or desires of human
|1. ||Human beings possess the ability to reason, which ability they develop by
participating in one or more communities or institutions.|
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Book title: Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships.
Contributors: John J. Piderit - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2012.
Page number: 15.
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