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What Are the Flaws of Moral Relativism? – Part 4

| September 21, 2012

Post Author: Darrell Re-post from Aug. 11, 2010 Beckwith and Koukl’s sixth fatal flaw reads as follows: Relativists can’t hold meaningful moral discussions.  To the relativist, morals are formulations that exist only in the minds of human beings, and as a result, objectively true moral standards do not exist.  Consequently, there is no way to compare […]

What Are the Flaws of Moral Relativism? – Part 3

| September 19, 2012

Post Author:  Darrell Re-post from Aug. 6, 2010 Beckwith and Koukl’s fourth fatal flaw is as follows: Relativists can’t make charges of unfairness or injustice. As a concept, unfairness hinges upon an external standard of right.  By definition, something is considered fair or unfair when it is in line or out of line with an external standard of […]

What Are the Flaws of Moral Relativism? – Part 2

| September 17, 2012

Post Author:  Darrell Re-post from Aug. 4, 2010 According to Beckwith and Koukl, the second fatal flaw of Moral Relativism is as follows: Relativists are incapable of complaining about the problem of evil.   The problem of evil is commonly used by atheists to argue against the existence of God. The argument is often structured as […]

What Are the Flaws of Moral Relativism? – Part 1

| September 14, 2012

Post Author:  Darrell Re-post from Aug 2, 2010 Moral Relativists hold to the position that morals, i.e., that which is right versus that which is wrong, are not absolute or objective in nature.  Instead, they are dependent upon what an individual believes and/or a community deems appropriate. As a result, an action can be morally wrong […]

Are All Religions the Same?

| June 15, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have previously written a post on why all religions cannot be true, but I wanted to revisit this topic and add another perspective. Religions are commonly composed of three parts: code, cult, and creed. Code is the moral code that a religion teaches.  For Christianity, it would include “love your […]

Why Ought I Act Morally? Part 2

| January 12, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt In the previous post, I explained atheist Dan Barker’s argument in a debate he had with Christian Matt Slick.  If you don’t remember what I said, please go back and quickly remind yourself, as this post won’t make sense otherwise.  Below I pick up where I left off. What I don’t […]

Why Ought I Act Morally? Part 1

| January 10, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt This week I’ve been listening to a debate between Matt Slick (Christian) and Dan Barker (atheist) on whether humans can be good without God.  Barker’s argument during the debate struck me as illogical, and here’s why. Barker explained that moral values are merely natural inclinations that are built into human beings […]

Why Are We So Confused about Morality?

| November 10, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt My good friend, Wes, sent me a video link (see below) because he knew it would drive me crazy!  (maybe he’s not my friend, after all)  The video features a guy named Lamar talking about illegal activities that people give a pass to.  The speaker mentions several activities that he thinks […]

What Is the Christian Worldview? Part 2

| October 6, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt In part 1 I introduced eight questions that every worldview should answer.  These eight questions are as follows: What is ultimate reality? Where did the world around us come from and what is its nature? What are human beings and where did they come from? Why do humans suffer? Is there […]

Are Humans Born with a Common Moral Nature?

| June 7, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt The Bible teaches that we are (see Rom. 2).  Virtually every adult human being seems to have the same basic sense of right and wrong.  We all agree that cowardice is wrong, that love is good, that killing the innocent is wrong.  You will be hard pressed to find a culture […]

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