Another good post at northierthanthou. He’s making a very good point here in how we think of values, what vantage point we hold. Don’t hesitate to mosey on over there to read more of his post.

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20130118-0632321Okay, I love Condescending Wonka as much as the next connoisseur of sarcasm, but sometimes its difficult to separate the crap he rightfully calls out from the crap he obscures in the process.

Case in point?

Look to your left.

The thing about this gem is that it skewers a pretense for which I have absolutely no sympathy. I’ve been asked far too many times why I don’t commit great acts of cruelty dishonesty, or outright villainy, all on the assumption that failure to believe in God apparently means you are well on your way to doing the worst things imaginable. It’s a pretty common theme in the amateur apologetics camps, and some folks keep coming back to it no matter how often (or how reasonably) you answer their questions.

And yes, the people who insist that all sense of morality goes out the window once you walk away from…

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  1. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll send this article to him.
    Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

    • Alejandro, Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I like the reasoning in the article too. It’s good to think about all those Israelites who must have been lying, stealing, killing, coveting and adultering until Moses came down the mountain the second time with laws written in stone from his god. It gets me that YHWH was right there on the mountain … why didn’t he just pop down and strike a few people dead for using his name in vane or something?

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