Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Speeches

This section contains a selection of speeches prior to 2010 and more comprehensive additions from the resumption of Parliament in 2010. Full collection of speeches can be found on ParlInfo

Launch of The Theory and Practice of Universal Ethics

ADDRESS TO THE LAUNCH OF ‘THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF UNIVERSAL ETHICS’ – THE NOAHIDE LAWS’ BY RABBI DR SHIMON DOVID COWEN

JEWISH RUSSIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, BALACLAVA, VICTORIA

 

 

If ever there was a need for our world to understand, appreciate and salute some fundamental unifying ethics, surely it is now.

We’ve had the recent vile and violent attacks in Paris. The so-called thought leaders of the Western world describe us as being ‘post-modern’ for want of being able to provide an adequate descriptor. Anxious to junk the values which have seen personal well-being blossom like never before as ‘outmoded’, ‘dated’, ‘no longer relevant’ we are being left with nothing except an ideology of self-centredness which is the antithesis of a recipe for a cohesive society.

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