Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Believing in and adhering to the objective morals, values and obligations of the Christian paradigm protects us from believing lies like “Anything that feels so good can’t be wrong.”

Many a marriage has been torn apart and millions of children’s lives have been irrevocably damaged by men and women believing that the “love” they feel for someone other than their partner can’t be wrong because it feels so right.

Ignoring the objective morals, values and obligations with which we are born leaves us defenceless to argue against what we feel.

But that’s relativism for you.

5 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

Wow, that's a nice strawman you got there!

Ginx said...

Never mind the fact that infidelity and divorce are much higher than average for people who marry the first person they sleep with.

No one can do everything the Bible instructs. It's all a trap to make you feel guilty for things that aren't even wrong (which are conveniently juxtaposed with obviously wrong things, thereby being evil by association), that way you feel like a horrible person incapable of living without the grace and forgiveness of Jesus.

The Bible ought to feel utterly ashamed for the repression it causes people. Bad myth, bad!

Anon no. 4 said...

It's trying to cut you to sell you bandages.

There's a lot of posts; has Rod ever explained how morality can be 'objective'?

Makarios said...

Wow, that's a nice strawman you got there!"

How do you mean? I'm serious. From what angle are you seeing this as strawman?
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So a person should only be expected to keep h/her promises of faithfulness after having sex with all other possibilities? That's another lie to yourself and to your wife that could be avoided.

"No one can do everything the Bible instructs."

No one can consistently love our neighbour as ourselves. That's not false guilt Ginx. That's the root of our problem, a serious problem, a problem for which grace and forgiveness is required.

Ginx said...

You cannot boil down the Bible to simple morality when it pleases you, then express several complex moral scenarios which have NOTHING t odo with treating your neighbor as yourself.

When I was single and had sex with other single people, I was treating my neighbor as I wanted to be treated: I wanted a fuck and so did they. We both got what we wanted, and it wasn't until I met my wife that I found someone I felt I could spend my life with.

Maybe I find no problem in being faithful to my wife because I know there are other options but I found what I was looking for. I feel zero regret for my pre-marital sex life and since I always used a condom, I have nothing to regret.

Adorable come back, though I'm not the one who has given up on humanity and believes we need invisible beings to save us.