In this video, I argue that the mandate to punish people by pelting them to death with rocks is always immoral and I seek to appeal to the moral intuitions of others in support of this claim by way of an actual modern instance of stoning. If we agree that stoning is always wrong, we […]
Should Christians defend parental honor killing? Many already do.
Christians today react with horror and revulsion when they read of parents who kill their children in the name of parental honor. But the Law in the Old Testament also presents cases where parents kill their children in the name of parental honor. So should Christians revisit their principled moral rejection of honor killing or […]
On Stoning the Children
I am currently writing a book which includes a short section where I talk about the practice of stoning insubordinate sons to death with rocks as described in Deuteronomy 21: 18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,19 his […]
“Is God a Moral Monster?” A Review (Part 3)
In this section of the review (a review which will now likely be at least four parts) I want to focus on a dilemma Copan faces: either admit that certain actions undertaken by the Israelites which they attributed to divine direction were morally barbaric and should be rejected, or affirm that these actions really were morally good, […]