“…It’s something I’ve heard numerous times: “What’s important is how one lives, not what one believes.” Despite the sincerity accompanying that sentiment, it’s one that collapses under cursory examination.
The sentiment immediately begs the question: “Important to whom?“ Unless the answer points beyond man and his institutions, the “rightness” of any practice—be it sexual behavior, substance use, divorce, polygamy, or even slavery—is a matter of what is legally permissible according to the prevailing winds of social convention. Without a transcendent point of reference, a society that believes in loving one’s neighbor has no authority over another that believes eating one’s neighbor is okay.”
-Excerpt from article, Orthopraxy Over Orthodoxy
A couple of “my favorites”!