|July 13, 2011
Posted by Anthony
apologetics, atheism, Blog, evolution, General, Holocaust, human rights, Jesus, Love, Malthusians, morality, philosophy, Secular Humanism, theism
In my view, it is pointless to debate the morality of anything with an atheist until he is willing to admit that moral assessments imply the existence of the immaterial and transcendental realities that must exist if those assessments reflect anything more than one’s favorite flavor of ice cream.
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…
Here is the recording of the second Knight of Contention: http://connectpro58388802.na5.acrobat.com/p35642882/ Fun was had by all. I think you could call it lively! Taking suggestions on future KoC debate topics. The next one will be next week, Nov. 9.
The Euthyphro Dilemma returns with a vengeance. Now, instead of the problem being distilled into a single entity, putatively non-contingent, transcendent, immanent, eternal, etc, it is diffused out over the billions of little gods wandering around in their little neck of the wasteland. Here the secular humanist’s attitude becomes twisted and warped. They are the first to make the argument that humans believe that God cares about them out of sheer arrogance, as if God would care about our petty affairs, yet here is an arrogance that far exceeds that, by far. For if there is no God then there is only we ‘gods’ and the Euthyphro Dilemma proves that we don’t exist. I guess.
When I was in college I made a nuisance of myself once by finding the slope of a vertical line (which, we are told, is ‘undefined.’) Impossible, you say. As did the math instructor. But I ‘found’ it by rotating the grid beneath the line and recalculated, for now, of course, the line wasn’t perfectly…
In the first part of this discussion I explained that I believe that Christians need to distinguish between how we feel about homosexuality as a matter of our faith and religion and how we feel about it as citizens of this country. I had recently issued a call to Christians to do that on the…
He posted another reply and I’m not going to respond to it in full.Â I saw this nonsense, though: if he werenâ€™t so motivated to spread the slanderous insinuation that non-Christians have no ethics. This shows, I think, that the Doc isn’t really reading my entries because I am not arguing that non-Christians have no…