Posted inEthics and Morality

All the Options to Explain Suffering

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quality commenter here, 3lemenope, recently provided us with his idea of the range of reasons that can be given to explain suffering in light of OmniGod: 1. Suffering is a lesson 2. Suffering is deserved 3. Suffering is a means to some other end That’s it. None of the options speak well of an omni-anything. […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Politics

Being Honest with your Moral Consequentialism: Single Issues and Trump Support

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re almost there, so a few more political pieces to go… Trump supporters must really be careful now. He has moved into such open lying in his rallies and messaging now that he is swimming in conspiracy theories and nonsense. It’s dangerous. As I have said in many pieces, support for him amongst intelligent people […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Politics

Evangelical Christianity, the GOP, Morality and Cognitive Dissonance

Reading Time: 7 minutes Cognitive Dissonance: The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes. People tend to seek consistency in their attitudes and perceptions, so this conflict causes feelings of unease or discomfort. This inconsistency between what people believe and how they behave motivates people to engage in actions that […]

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Pearced Off! #3 – God Is a Consequentialist

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Craig on Terminating Would-Be Apostates

Reading Time: 5 minutes Here is a recent question to William Lane Craig on his Reasonable Faith website: Hi Dr Craig, I’ve been studying the Perseverance of the Saints and I found your paper on the subject very thought-provoking. I have been wrestling with this subject as of late and there appear to be certain difficulties with the traditional understanding of […]

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