Is it intrinsically evil to slaughter infants or does it depend on the context? Our moral knowledge says one thing, biblical passages like 1 Samuel 15:3 seem to say something else. ?
Prolife Christians Who Support Child Killing
Defending the morality of the Canaanite genocide has disastrous consequences for a consistent Christian ethic as I explain in this video. ?
The Bible depicts God commanding moral atrocities. Should we believe it?
The Bible includes some descriptions of divine action which are fundamentally at odds with the moral perceptions of properly functioning human beings. In some cases, God is presented as performing actions that appear to be wicked. In other cases, he is presented as commanding humans to perform actions that appear to be wicked. Of the latter, […]
Special Pleading or Therapy? The J. Warner Wallace Dilemma
Popular Christian apologists have a problem. On the one hand, they are strident defenders of objective moral knowledge, often to the end of defending a moral argument for God’s existence. On the other hand, they defend readings of the violence portrayed in the Bible that appear inconsistent with that aforementioned commitment to objective moral knowledge. […]
If it’s okay for God to do something, then is it okay for him to command it?
Vincent asked me an interesting and provocative question. It is also helpful because it goes to the root of many important issues He wrote: Would you agree or disagree with the proposition that if it’s morally OK for God to do something, then it’s OK for Him to command someone else to do it? If […]
The moral blindness of the psychopath
Robert Hare is one of the world’s leading experts on psychopathy. In his book Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (New York: Pocket Books, 1993), he provides an in-depth profile of the psychopathic personality based on thirty years of clinical study. In the next couple posts I’m going to springboard off of his […]