Re: Commentary: Challenging Darwin
- From: "Steven L." <sdlitvin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2009 12:58:26 -0500
On 7 Feb, 00:43, Jason Spaceman <notrea...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From the article:
Christians devoted to promoting balanced science education in public
schools have every reason to be disgruntled.
yeah, let's use the political art of compromise in the science
curriculum. Some people believe 5+1 equals 6, others may think it
equal 8, so let's teach our children that it equals 7 and everybody is
Indeed, Dawkins would never acknowledge the existence of an omniscient,
omnipresent God, as doing so would mean human life has intrinsic value,
moral absolutes exist
not really. Either actions are intrinsically good and can be rational
identified as such - no God needed. Or actions are only good because
God says they are - and we have moral relativism, as tomorrow he might
change his mind,
You're not helping the evolutionist cause with your bad philosophy. Philosophers have been arguing moral philosophy and ethics for 2,000 years at least, so developing a "rational" theory of good and evil is not as easy as you think it is. Jews and Christians don't believe God can ever "change his mind" about moral basics, after the covenants he made with Abraham and Noah. For God to have to change his mind would mean that he wasn't right the first time, contradicting his existence as an all-powerful, omniscient God.
Muslims, on the other hand, don't believe that Allah's word is binding, because that would amount to a restriction on what an all-powerful God can do, a contradiction. Not because Allah can change his mind, but maybe He didn't really mean it when He made a covenant with Abraham, because He knew that Mohammed would be born someday and He wanted to ditch the Jews in favor of the Muslims after that--so-called "replacement theology."
Religion is indeed a path to moral absolutes. But it's not the only path.
Remove the NOSPAM before replying to me.
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