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In the last post I shared where I derive my moral system. This time around I will analyze the issues with Christian morality. Christians just can’t wrap their heads around the fact that without a holy book which proclaims moral absolutes, you can still have a moral system. And, in my opinion, a more complete and socially productive one.god said it

First let’s define moral absolutes: Moral absolutes or moral absolutism is an ethical view that particular actions are absolutely right or wrong. Religious moral codes are an example of this as they are derived from divine commands which are, in their view, perfect and unchangeable. “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.”ยนย  (more…)

It’s the question that I think every atheist has encountered at some point, if not the most popular one: “Well, if you don’t believe in God, where do you get your morals from?” I guess this is a valid question, but one that has been answered over and over again and they still don’t get it. Most Christians seem to have the idea that their faith is the only thing stopping them from going out and raping and murdering innocent people. I’ve even heard some go (more…)

I suppose the first seed of doubt came in my senior year of Bible College. I was enrolled in a course called Apologetics 322 which is the study of the defense of faith. (For a more detailed explanation of Christian Apologetics click here) Curiously it was the only course that I came close to failing since I could not bring myself to perform the mental gymnastics that it took to argue many of the positions. Apologetics frustrated me since the arguments always seemed to come back to an appeal to faith, shifting the burden of proof or making presuppositions about things that could not be proven. Despite the frustration that the course created more questions than answers, it somehow did not shake my faith at the time. It would not be until several years later that these doubts would propel me to action.

Five years after graduating from Bible College, while being actively involved in ministry, I set out to find out if the belief system that I had held to my entire life was true or not. I found myself at a crossroad: (more…)