Christians in general merely pay lip service to wanting to know objective truth (whether knowingly or unknowingly), because they do not seem at all interested in the logically prior concern of what is the objectively correct way to obtain objective truth. They seldom ever grow out of the naive and utterly inadequate test of “sounds … Continue reading “Objective truth” requires an “objective test”
Recently, I’ve come to better understand a motive / justification that conservatives tend to have for their resistance to new ways of seeing things. A conservative may say, “we need a stable reference point to keep us from going astray, so we must be careful to test other religious ideas against our own religious tradition / doctrine / dogma … Continue reading Point-of-reference bias; religious conservatism
Moral inspiration is when I see someone do a great thing and somehow, to my own mind, that seems like a really good thing to do, and I follow his example. Moral perversion is when I pretend that there exists instructions that I can blindly follow and somehow guarantee that I’m doing something good, even … Continue reading Moral inspiration, or perversion?
(http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2012/10/reasons-for-believing-the-bible-is-gods-word/) I Just read the above article. It makes good points, and resulted in my below rant. To arbitrarily treat the bible as some magical book of words from which one can derive flawless truth, is plain silly, because all we know for sure is that the bible is originally a man-made object that people later … Continue reading Bible, magic, silly