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The Euthyphro Dilemma: Does Man Prefer it Because it is Good or is it Good Because Man Prefers it?

Astute, yet snarky readers, will fix on this title and surmise from the start that I’ve got it all wrong.  I’ve done it backwards.  The Euthyphro Dilemma has nothing to do with Man and everything to do with God or the gods.  “He’s got it wrong!”  Nonsense.  I am a professional apologist.  I always know what I’m doing.  🙂

But seriously, it is not uncommon to hear the Euthyphro dilemma issue forth from atheists and skeptics.  There is always a smug satisfaction latent in their tone of typing as the invoke it, confident they’ve laid an unanswerable doozy in your … continue reading...

Is Calling a Person a Socialist just Name Calling? Is it Christian to ‘Spread the Wealth’?

A friend of mine made a comment today that I thought hit the nail on the head.  In response to Obama’s statement recently, that [paraphrase], “My opponents have called me every name in the book, and now they are calling me a Socialist.  They recently found out that as a kindergartener I shared my toys, and as a child I tore apart my peanut butter sandwiches and gave them to my friend, and they call me a redistributioner.  MY Bible says that we are supposed to look after others.  I am my brother’s keeper.  I am my sister’s keeper.”

She … continue reading...

NBC Heroes, Original Sin, and the Image of God

Heroes is continuing to try to string along the religious viewer by employing Christian verbiage such as ‘image of God’ and ‘God’s will.’  Tonight we had something that passes as a good juxtaposition between the Christian worldview and the secular worldview though ironically the roles were reversed…  Nathan Petrelli has ‘got religion’ and is now seeking transcendental meaning for his life.  So far, so good.  A Nathan Petrelli in the future attempts to reason with his brother, Peter, that we’ve all got good in us since we’re made in the image of God- as such, we can center extraordinary power … continue reading...

The Christian and Social Action

You may discuss this post at the corresponding discussion forum thread.

In the midst of my various activities lately (finishing my own book, finishing books for review, etc) I have been contemplating and discussing what the proper attitude and conduct should be among Christians towards things like oppressed workers in China and things of that sort.  In the current climate that pits left versus right, even among Christians, I believe that I have a unique view that deserves a hearing.

Here it is in a nutshell:  The Bible calls Christians to reach out first to their own family, than … continue reading...

Interview question on the writing of Fidelis- a post apocalyptic setting for moral exploration

I was handed a bunch of interview questions a while back and we actually had an audio interview but that interview is now lost in the hills of Argentina (I kid you not).  I have been answering them one by one on my blog at www.birthpangs.com but this one (and a couple to come) I thought would be relevant here.  You can read the other four questions and answers at the Birth Pangs site.  Here, reprinted, is question five and my answer:

Why pick a post-nuclear war setting to explore these themes:  first, the theme of human virtue and fortitude, … continue reading...

Blood on our Hands

The conversation in the US of late is whether or not we should pull out of Iraq or some other scenario.  It may seem that this is an issue segregated from religion and Christianity but I refuse to believe that one’s ideas- religious or otherwise- have no bearing on real life… indeed, if they did, they’d be fundamentally pointless.

Parallels to Vietnam have been made and in some respects I think they are accurate.  The problem is that the parallels are not extended far enough.  If we take a fairly common Liberal notion that our people in our own particular … continue reading...