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Tag: moral relativism

Atheists on Morality: Jumping out of the Bottomless Pit

Atheists have a problem.  Ok, they have lots of problems.  🙂  But this one is a big one:  how to explain morality.

Now, for some reason atheists remained confused on some basic aspects of the issue.   It is common to hear from their camp something to the effect, “We do not need God to be moral.”

Indeed, the professional atheists have been churning out attempts to show that they can be moral without God.   This seriously misses the point.   The argument is not, “You are an immoral and evil clout because you reject theism.”  Nor is the theistic argument, “I … 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...

Human Rights Policies Without Teeth; Lips that flap, No Action to Follow

With the situation in Darfur still percolating and the news of Kosovo declaring independence and of course the US presidential campaign in full swing I have been thinking a bit about ‘human rights’ lately.  For example, I have been pondering what duty, if any, a person or nation has to those who are being oppressed (or slaughtered) in another place.  I have been pondering what kinds of action are permissible, even morally mandated, in the face of such oppressions and genocides.

I remembered back to my time at the International Academy on Apologetics and Human Rights which was held in … continue reading...

Blog Round Up: A Christian Response to Westboro ‘Baptist’ Church, Court Decision and Christianity

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(Thanks to this site for finding the Youtube video for me)

I heard with satisfaction that the so called ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ had lost its court case and was penalized some 11 million dollars for protesting at the funeral of a fallen soldier. I think the father of that soldier shows that his son probably was a heroic warrior, as it is a battle all on its own to stick to a legal campaign, and acorns don’t usually fall far from the tree. Somebody had to slap … continue reading...

A Jesus for the Atheists: A Panzy?

One of the things that really irks me is when a person can’t be pleased no matter what you give them.  I am reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s movie “The Life of Bryan” where a leper is healed and complains about it because it took away his livelihood of begging.  Bryan replies “There’s just no pleasing some people!” and the Leper says, “That’s just what Jesus said!”

If you can’t please someone no matter what you give them, for my own part I tend to stop trying to please them at all.  At the very least, when confronted … continue reading...