Tag Archives: Christian values
Old Testament Attitudes
Our moral values of “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”, retribution, and vengeance are prevalent throughout America’s history, films, justice systems, wars, foreign policies, and behavior. It is so ingrained in our culture that we are often blind to its presence within us. We call it by other names such as justice, punishment, retaliation, payback, getting even, settling a score, what they deserve, they started it, etc. Many refuse to hear the other side of the story or what effects we have on other human beings and in a sense dehumanize others as being something other than like ourselves. We are in denial of our inherent animosity towards others treating them somehow separate from ourselves. Continue reading →
What Distinguishes Conservatives from Liberals?
Since I frequently allude to Conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats I thought I’d define these terms as I see them. Republicans have not always been Conservative and Democrats Liberal. The Republican party was formed under Abraham Lincoln, quite a liberal … Continue reading →
Morality without Religion?
In discussions I have had with Christians I have heard it argued that “How can there be morality without Christian values?” When I reply that I am an agnostic and feel that I have quite high moral and ethical standards … Continue reading →