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Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
blogs4God
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
He Lives
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
one-eighty
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
Andrew Bolt columns
Ann Coulter columns




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Friday, February 04, 2005

absolute morality... absolutely

 
over at The Conservative Philosopher Jim Ryan explains why some things are always right and others are always wrong:
Particle physics may undergo revolutionary changes, but morality cannot. It is something we already know, and the revolutions it gives rise to are faithful to its core. If it’s not clear why morality can’t bring surprises, then consider these propositions:

"Friendly children may be killed at will for fun."
"It is not right for members of a tribe that has never bothered others to take up arms and fight courageously when violent marauders come to commit mayhem and collect booty."

"Breaking important promises for meager pleasure is permissible."

These paradigmatic cases of wrongdoing or right action show that some acts, and likely many more that we could describe, are by definition wrong and others by definition right. Nothing would count as evidence that any of those three propositions was true; they are logically false.




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