Reading Time: < 1 minute I am on holiday at the moment asked trying to do this on my mobile phone so bear with me. fsck recently made a comment on a thread which included: I don’t suppose that cultural relativism is true. I believe that the law was an imperfect tool, limited by man’s hardness of heart. The […]
Biblical Inerrancy, Moral Relativism and Leviticus
Reading Time: 3 minutes In a recent online discussion, fundamentalist Christians were challenged to defend passages in the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament (OT). The section in question details punishment for a number of ‘sins.’ The following is all from Leviticus: 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to […]
Taking Nabeel Qureshi to task over morality
Reading Time: 4 minutes Nabeel Qureshi is great; he is a great resource for critiquing Islam, Muhammad, the Qu’ran and the Hadith. He is an ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and now runs and MA course at Biola and runs his own ministry. His knowledge of Islam is super and his videos have certainly helped me in my exegesis and talks on Islam.
Guest post: The problem with when you are born
Reading Time: 2 minutes In Jonathan’s post titled, “Inter-Testamental Moral Relativism,” a hypothetical exchange between an atheist and an Xian highlights the morally relativistic nature of a fundamentalist worldview that defends the idea that executing a man for picking up sticks on a Saturday is obligatory at time T, but morally impermissible at T+1. In the exchange, the snarky hypothetical atheist wants to know exactly when T occurred in order to know exactly when people became morally obliged to refrain from executing Sabbath breakers.
Reply to Matthew Flannagan on Biblical Moral Relativism
Reading Time: 13 minutes Apologist Matthew Flannagan has criticised my points made on the recent post “Inter-Testamental Moral Relativism” which can also be expressed as “Covenantal Moral Relativism” as Justin Schieber has stated it. In this post I declared that the moral obligations being different between the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT) amounted to moral relativism (MR). Here is what Flannagan had to say:
Inter-Testamental Moral Relativism
Reading Time: 2 minutes Theists hate moral relativism. They often accuse atheists and secularists of having it. For them, only the pseudo-moral absolutism of Divine Command Theory, where God’s commands decree morality, seems to work in defining some sort of objective morality. The problem is, though, that they aren’t very consistent. Because, it turns out, they actually adhere to […]
I Drew the Line at Canaan
Reading Time: 9 minutes I’d like to tell you about the last time I was able to stomach going to church. First, you have to realize that this was the culmination of years of struggle and tension for me. Back when I was still a teenager, I had only been a devoted Christian for two or three years before I […]
Understanding Morality—It’s Really Not that Hard
Reading Time: 5 minutes When apologist Greg Kokul critiques atheist morality, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll get so many things wrong.
An Inept Attempt to Defang the Problem of Evil
Reading Time: 5 minutes Christian apologist Greg Kokul tries to turn the tables on the atheist who proposes the Problem of Evil, but his argument collapses into cogently-argued rubble.