Breaking the law a sin?
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There is a theory in moral theology that some civil laws (e.g. speed limits, parking laws) are purely "penal laws".  They do not oblige under pain of sin; the only moral obligation is to take your punishment if caught. Some moral theologians disagree, but this is a probable opinion that may be followed in practice. 

http://maritain.nd.edu/jmc/etext/emt21.htm
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Breaking the law a sin? - by Aragon - 12-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Adam_Michael - 12-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by spasiisochrani - 12-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by ImpyTerwilliger - 12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Beware_the_Ides - 12-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by ImpyTerwilliger - 12-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Beware_the_Ides - 12-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 02:33 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Scriptorium - 12-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Walty - 12-06-2011, 04:08 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Scriptorium - 12-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by rbjmartin - 12-06-2011, 05:48 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Raskolnikov - 12-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Historian - 12-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Re: Breaking the law a sin? - by Aragon - 12-06-2011, 08:54 PM



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