Gabriel wrote:
"and surely the laws which govern 'civilised society' are merely enforced morality.'

They are not. Morality doesn't exist unless defined by the person, place, and time on which you specifically ask someone the moral question. Morality has no absolutes.

Murder has been immoral and illegal throughout most, but not all of human history. Premarital sex has been both legal and illegal and moral and/or immoral depending upon context only. I can assure you that your morals are not mine. But my laws are equally applied to you.
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DA Morgan