You know what just made me chuckle?
I realized that the point that the author of the original blog post was making absolutely applies to Wes!
Want to save my soul? Then stop trying so hard to save my soul.
Because your arguments are nonsensical rubbish.
Objective Morality - BAH!
You did in fact get me to think, and further educate myself, Wes.
Unfortunately it backfired. I'm more certain than ever that you are just spouting horsesh!t.
The morals taught in the bible have shifted and changed throughout the centuries - right along with the mores of society.
The bible, especially when looked at in terms of Objective or Absolute Morality, is just chock full of hypocrisy.
Tell me something Wes - is it moral to stone a person to death - for any reason, ever?
Apparently, in biblical times, It would not only have been morally just to stone me to death just for what I've written here, it was commanded by God that it should be done!
But, these days, we know that stoning a person to death, for any reason, is cruel, inhuman and utterly immoral - particularly when it's done in the name of morality!
If God's word = Objective Morality, then how does one explain that shift?
Deuteronomy 13 freaking 6 Wes! If your brother, your son, your daughter, your wife - those you love most dearly - if any of them try to tell you to worship some other god - You murder those frakkers Wes. You pelt those frakkers with stones, without hesitation or pity, until they lay dead in a bloody pulp at your feet.
God commands this, and it is absolutely objective and can not ever be wrong.
SO IT IS WRITTEN WES! SO IT SHALL BE DONE!!!
You're not the id10t Wes, I am. I should have quit this game when I had the chance! But no, Jatravartid me - here I am again reigniting the debate. I'm a freaking Arthur.
I'm a Arthur because even though I KNOW, with absolute certainty that there is no reasoning with a person of faith - I still couldn't help myself.
Anyway, yeah - subjugating women, incest, stoning people to death, murdering people who don't believe in the right god - all these horrible things and more, apparently A-OK according to the bible.
ACCORDING TO GOD'S OWN LAWS AS THEY WERE WRITTEN!
You see Wes, in the last hour I was doing more research on this objective morality thing, and I learned quite a bit. For one thing, I learned that in the context of religion, it is complete and utter horsesh!t. So now I'm kinda pissed off and worked into a lather.
Oh, I know, you faithful have all the convenient rationalizations and moving targets, and all the nonsensical answers that have been honed by the brainwashers over centuries to confound those of us who are truly enlightened, but I don't want to hear it.
So F you Wes. F you and your "cure" and your illogical hypocrisy.
I am now, most certainly, going to go and pay homage to almighty Jah.