Patriarch Kirill urged to put the moral law the basis of legislation

*** In the culture of all peoples of the world good wins and the villain always fails

Saint-Petersburg. 16 Oct. INTERFAX – Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill believes that moral sense, common to all peoples must lie at the basis of the legislation of each country of the modern world.

“Despite the difference of cultures, peoples, institutions, we all have a moral sense, each of us has a conscience – in other words, the difference between the riser and the moral sense is the true basis, it is really a universal property of human nature inherent in us from birth. Not designed by someone who came up with “genuine” universal values and, therefore, may at any time these values are correct and “improve” in favor of a particular political, ideological or even financial interests,” Patriarch Kirill said on Monday from the podium, passing in St. Petersburg the 137th Assembly of the Interparliamentary Union.

The Primate of the Russian Church drew the attention of parliamentarians that the moral teachings of different religious traditions, we see a “coincidence, appeal to the conscience of man”, which Christians called “the voice of God in our hearts.”

“No wonder we’re talking about the “Golden rule of morality”, which in the language of the gospel says so: and as want that with you people acted, and you act with them. On this inner experience, in our opinion, lies the possibility of moral consensus of mankind,” stressed the Patriarch.

As illustrate this he mentioned that in the culture of all peoples there is the concept of the positive hero.

“The villain can not be a role model. Even where hero and villain are depicted attractively, the forces of good still wins, and he fails and, at best, regrettable. It also displays the unity of man’s moral nature, – said the Patriarch. – If a character is a positive one for all, then and moral nature of all mankind is one, and it is this moral nature must be protected and religion, and culture, and education, and law.”

The Patriarch noted that moral conscience must not be merely a matter of private life, “supposedly the main thing – that the person followed the law, and the rest is secondary”.

“I am convinced that the true value of the law is revealed when the law is based on moral sense of man, when the requirements of the law coincide with the voice of conscience,” said the Patriarch, expressing regret that today the separation of law from morality leads to the fact that, “for the first time in the history of humanity provision of the law recognizes the fact that, traditionally, was considered a violation of the moral statutes”.