Question from Willard: I grew up in Iowa until a freshman in high school when we moved to Fayette, Mo.in 1956 where the school was integrated. In 1955 there were no separate water fountains or restroons marked white and colored, but everything else was Jim Crowed where blacks were not allowed to use the big … Continue reading “Christian Crimes”
Question from Meg:…well, see title. That was the whole question. Answer by SmartLX: In much the same way as you do from day to day, Meg. I have various ways of identifying events or actions which match my broad, generally unspoken definitions of “right” and “wrong”. I can use different objective criteria to analyse them … Continue reading “So how do you differentiate between right and wrong?”
“The thing about apocalyptic cults is that they portray the apocalypse in such a way that everything works out all right if they’ve got all the chips at crunch time.”
“The commenter succeeds in ruling out an absolutism in non-theistic morality which shouldn’t be there anyway. That’s not a huge achievement.”
This is the relativist position: the moral absolutes are either unknown or non-existent and therefore irrelevant.
“You’ve gone very wide, so I’ll be very shallow initially.”
“…theists may claim that anything natural with any quality to it whatsoever must have been deliberately crafted with humanity in mind.”
The Transcendental Argument: “…the equivalent of winning at chess by knocking over all the pieces.”