It’s been fascinating to watch the very vocal and prolific new atheists, such as Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, make a case for objective morality. The phrase “objective morality” is a way of indicating that some behaviors are right (truth telling, kindness, tolerance) and some behaviors are wrong (rape, murder, racism) — for real. Morality is not just a matter of personal preference and choice (akin to liking peanuts better than almonds), but rather laws that are real and true and binding no matter what one thinks about them or whether one chooses to follow them ...
- Thu, Mar 08, 2012
- Culture and Worldview
Question from a reader:
I am an atheist and I accept all regardless of background, religion, culture, sexuality, etc. If you truly love someone then these things should not matter. I have been free from religion for 18 years now. I only hope more people see the truth and get out of the cult of religion so that they are able to live their lives how they want.
- Wed, May 25, 2011
- Doctrine and Theology
What do I say to my atheist friend who says the Bible is untrue? He seems to be making some very good points.
Your question is a good one. And when friends oppose our viewpoint, it’s a good time to look at the evidence once again ourselves.