Author Archives: Saints and Sceptics

The Argument for God’s Existence from Moral Laws

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1)      There are moral laws. If our moral feelings were human inventions or the outcome of a blind meaningless process like evolution, we could safely and rationally ignore them when it was safe and convenient to do so.  But the moral rules seem binding and inescapable.

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Can Christians Disagree About Politics? Six Quick Thoughts

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Political discourse has become a little apocalyptic; we have started to view political competition as if it is a war between good and evil. On both sides of the Atlantic late-night talk show hosts, comedians, journalists, editors and academics talk in Manichaean terms, as if they have been caught up in the ultimate battle for the soul of the West.

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Ten Quick Points on the Extreme Right and the New Racism

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1)As well as being incomprehensibly wicked, morally repugnant and socially harmful, racial hatred is intellectually indefensible. After all, there is no clear link between race and intelligence, or athletic ability or any other socially desirable trait. There are certainly far greater differences within racial groups than there are between them; the differences between the races are superficial and inconsequential.  We had hoped those facts would end serious debate about the merits of racist social policies.

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Does the Bible Endorse Slavery? Answering Sam Harris (Part One)

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See also: The Bible and the Abolition of Slavery In a relatively popular Daily Wire YouTube video, Sam Harris has lamented that the Bible does not condemn slavery.

Unfortunately, Harris seem to present a hopelessly naïve view of what slavery meant in different regions and cultures over time.

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Love Wins? 10 Quick Thoughts

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A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.

Those who hold majority world views on same-sex marriage are often carelessly and casually labelled as uncompassionate, backward, bigoted and dogmatic. A good way of examining these charges is to look at the hashtag #LoveWins, which was popularised by the Obama administration.

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