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Thursday, March 25, 2004

There are many thought-provoking posts over on Alan Myatt's blog Imago Veritatis

I highly recommend it.

Here are just a couple of recent posts:

Leviticus and Today's Morals in which Alan deconstructs the sophistry of "those who do not believe the Bible's teachings [but] take it upon themselves to instruct those of us who do as to what it means".

This phenomenon is so widespread as to be a virtual epidemic. Nothing highlights it more than plethora of reviews of "The Passion of the Christ" in which secular liberal film reviewers, who loudly proclaim their skepticism, atheism or agnosticism and proudly admit they haven't darkened the doors of a church or a synagogue since their school days, take to pontificating about the theology of the film and the details of New Testament history. Suddenly people for whom God is not a live option set themselves up as experts in the true essence of religion and of Christianity. Such hypocrisy from people who are not Christians, or even vaguely religious, reaches bizarre heights when the film gurus start lecturing Christians on the "real" message of the Gospel and of Christianity.

Why Atheism in which he points out that "atheism turns out to be a wish projection of the atheist". He elaborates:
Atheism, then, can be understood as a sort of psychological crutch for those who are unable to face up to the reality of God's sovereign rule of the creation. Not being able to deal with the implications of such rule, the atheist fabricates a universe more amenable to his tastes. All the while, he convinces himself that he is being rational, objective, just following the evidence, etc., making his wish projection an elaborate self-deception. The atheist is sincere in his unbelief, but he is wish projecting, just the same.

The question is, can such a person be reasoned with? Owen seems to imply that rational proofs of God are ineffective in dealing with atheists in general and I would have to say that much of my own experience corroborates this.

I also recommend his series on Leftist morality in which he provocatively notes that "Leftists want the right to be personally immoral and publicly righteous" and that "leftist secular morality... involves an inherent contradiction between the desire to stand for certain human rights that are always and everywhere valid, and the desire to define morality in such a way that allows for right and wrong to be determined by individuals and cultures as they evolve, without the restraint of an absolute standard."

11:59:00 pm