Posts Tagged "Morality"

Throwing off the Shackles of Morality

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 0 comments

Throwing off the Shackles of Morality

“I learned that all moral judgments are ‘value judgments,’ that all value judgments are subjective, and that none can be proved to be either ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ I even read somewhere that the Chief justice of the United States had written that the American Constitution expressed nothing more than collective value judgments. Believe it or not, I figured out for myself what apparently the Chief Justice couldn’t figure out for himself: that if the rationality of one value judgment was zero, multiplying it by millions would not make it one whit more...

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If God is in Control of everything, is He really Good?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument, Tough Questions | 4 comments

If God is in Control of everything, is He really Good?

I was asked the question recently, “If God is in Control of everything, is He really Good?” The timing of this question was poignant in my life because this past week we found out my daughter, who just graduated from high school, has cancer. She had a dark spot on her scalp and after the biopsy came back positive for melanoma, further testing was done, and she will have to go to U.C. Davis to have more if it removed, and possibly some lymph nodes removed. While the prognosis at this point seems to be optimistic, it would be natural for someone to ask God why.   Out of all of our children,...

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48 Questions Christian’s can’t answer

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument, Tough Questions | 0 comments

48 Questions Christian’s can’t answer

This is a continuation of the 50 supposed questions Christians could not answer. You can find the full list here. 3. If God is so perfect, then why did he create something so imperfect allowing pain, suffering and daily atrocities? The question that is really being asked is why would a perfect God allow evil if he is all powerful, all knowing, and all loving. To many atheists and skeptics, this would not be sensible. So conversely, if we have pain, suffering, and atrocities, there is no God. Assumptions: *God is not perfect *God does not exist The Greek philosopher Epicurus put it this way....

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The Truth about Elephants

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 0 comments

The Truth about Elephants

Six old wise blind men were directed into the middle of a large field. In the middle of this large field was an elephant. Each of the wise men were positioned at a different part of the elephant and asked to touch it and tell what they believed was in the middle of the field with them. -The first touched the tusk and announced it was a spear. -The second felt the trunk and after a moment exclaimed it was a large snake. -The third man slowly walked around one of the legs, feeling his way along, and claimed it was a tree. -The fourth man had been holding the tail and he shared that it was a...

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Quail Hunting

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Moral Argument | 2 comments

Quail Hunting

Keith and I had worked the quail into a valley outside of North Fork and were walking down on opposite sides, keeping one eye on the quail, and one on each other. Keith and I had hunted together for years and knew quite often what the other was going to do, even if we could not see each other. We also knew the terrain, since his family had 60 acres outside of North Fork for many years. We both had walked countless miles in and around his property since we were boys. We also fenced large portions of his property and knew the area like it was our back yard. We had already bagged one or two out...

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