Simon Barnes searches in vain for a moral standard by which he can condemn Max Mosley:
The allegations that he took part in a sado-masochistic orgy with five prostitutes, and the further allegations – which Mosley has denied – that the performance involved dressing up as Nazis and Jewish prisoners are not without their horrifying element. All the same, it is hard to put your finger on what Mosley has done wrong.
This is a perfect example of the moral warrant issue which so trips up the New Atheists, especially Christopher Hitchens. To Barnes’s credit, he recognizes that it’s not hard to find a moral offense in a married man cavorting with multiple prostitutes from a religious perspective; I confess to being a bit mystified where the violation of feminist morality might have been.
I should be interested if any of the non-believers here perceive any moral offense in the Mosley situation, and if so, just what it might be.