most legal systems regard intention of a person as a vital element in deciding about a crime, however some woudl argue if we can forsee the effects, good and bad, of our actions, we have to take moral responsibility for both. Suzanne Uniacke uses example of repelling an aggressor by blowing them up, and questions whether the defender (in self-defence) can truly maintain they did not intend to kill, only to save themselves. Some argue looking at intention of the person is a kind of sloppy morality as some acts are objectively right or wrong (pedo, intention is to alleviate pleasure,), and the intention of the person who carried them out is therefore irrelevant; otherwsie, it diminishes the objective, non-negotiable nature of the primary precepts. Eternal law- mind of God, beyond all human capabilities, reflects down into Divine law etc, the more of the lower hierarchy of laws you acheive and follow, the more of the Eternal law you will understand. The fewer you follow the harder it is to understand eternal law and gain the telos of Godlike perfection. Next is Divine law- Bible, sermon o nthe mount etc, by people eg Priests and Pope as well, more flexible than divine command theory as takesi nto account what people eg priests might say whereas for divine command theory if God didn't say it (eg on modern issues liek abortion), then tough. Natural law- v surprising Aquinas puts his argument third from top, this is because you have still got the influence of God sbove. So natural law is the moral law of God with human nature. Everyone has a natural sense that good is to be done and evil to be avoided (synderisis rule), this directs our conscience and if applied with reason to a situation can lead to the right action. So natural law is about reason, conscience and doing what is good and right. You can find out what is right and wrong using human nature (reason), which is given to us from God. At the bottom is human law- laws of nation, laws of society, laws of culture eg wear a lanyard, do not murder can be a strength as allows us to use our reason to work out our purpose, gives us a sense of purpose for acting morally and is therefore helpful at encouraging people to act well , concept of telos fits well with Catholic morality, union with God in heaven. However, do we then just act for the reward? Are we then even being good? Idea of telos seems good eg a good wheel turns smoothyl, to be educated suggests harmony, however can moral actions and decisions be boiled down to the function of actions, without emotions or subjectivity? Catholic church prohibits contraception, masturbation etc largely on NL grounds as those don't result in new life (telos of sex), goes against 'moral order'---- NL arguably offers stability and enhances community life, is attentive to the wider needs of society and is beyond individual pleasure or personal opinion. Onan, the son of Judah, was unfaithful and punishedb y God, Nl supports the Bible.