Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In Shambles: Nide's Crumbling Worldview
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Christian Anti-Morality: A Response to Nide
Monday, May 21, 2012
Greg Bahnsen on the Problem of Evil
What some may find surprising is the fact that, in the space of 764 pages, there is in the topical index only one reference to the problem of evil, and that is to a footnote straddling pages 525 and 526 of Bahnsen’s thick tome.
And while it is rather lengthy in itself so far as footnotes go, Bahnsen states in that footnote that the problem of evil is, in his experience, “the most popular argument urged against Christianity.” So while his book is over 700 pages, he spends just one paragraph, relegated to a passing footnote, on addressing what he says is “the most popular argument urged against Christianity.”
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Answering Dustin Segers’ Presuppositionalism, Part IVb: Collectivism, Evil and Slavery
In the present entry, I continue my exploration of Segers’ final question, namely:
”How do you account for objective morality without God?"
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Answering Dustin Segers’ Presuppositionalism, Part IVa: Objective Morality
So many issues came up as I was writing about the contrasts between (genuinely) objective morality and what passes for morality in Christianity, that I have decided to split this portion of my reaction to Segers into two different blog entries. In the present entry I answer Segers’ question about morality, provide definitions for important terms relevant to his question (e.g., what is morality? What is objectivity? Etc.), emphasize the importance of focusing on the individual when discussing morality, examine the 10 commandments, explore the topic of how one determines his own values, and make some points about the abortion debate.
In the follow-up entry (IVb), I will highlight the collectivistic implications of Christian morality and explore Christianity’s permissive view of slavery.
Throughout all of my discussion I draw attention to the stark contrasts between objective morality and Christian morality, leaving no question that Christian morality is entirely unfit for human life and certainly not to be confused with a moral code which is in fact objective in nature. To serve this end I make use of some dazzling quotations from defenders of Christianity themselves.
The previous four entries in my response to Segers can be found here: