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Thursday, June 20, 2013

'I have set before you [this day] life and death ... therefore choose life'

Laura Rosen Cohen: Holy Crap this is Awesome: Israeli Company Invents "Seamless" Incision Closure Method -- Odd, isn't it? I mean, the difference between a 'culture of life', such as the Israelis (in this instance) or the Americans, and a 'culture of death', such as the Arabs in particular, and Moslems in general.

Arabs, and Moslems in general, like to tell themselves that they (i.e. Islam) will prevail over the Little Satan (Israel) and the Great Satan (America) because, "They love life, but we love death."

Indeed.

"I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live:" -- Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)

This is the choice God sets before every culture and every individual.

4 comments:

Jakson said...

Islam, Rape and Theology

I don't care what anyone says, it's an evil religion.

Ilíon said...

Yes, Islam is a wicked (*) religion.

BUT, it can true that something is morally evil ONLY IF it is true that there is there is some standard of morality, some standard of moral good. AND, we can honestly judge something to be morally evil ONLY IF it is also true that we can discover and know at least part of that morality.

Can you not see that to say, and to honestly mean, "Islam is a morally evil religion" is also to say that atheism is not the correct picture of the nature of reality? For, if atheism were the correct picture of the nature of reality, then to say that anything is morally evil or morally good is but to make meaningless noise.


(*) despite that that's how people use it since at least the suppression of the Nazis, the word 'evil' by itself doesn't mean 'morally evil'.

Jakson said...

I think we've been over this territory before, but "morality" is no different than any other fact of reality, and can be determined without gods.

By the way, your captcha for comments is almost impossible to decipher. you have to try multiple times before a comment is accepted. My advise, ditch it or just go to comment moderation.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=time-to-kill-off-captchas

Ilíon said...

"By the way, your captcha for comments is almost impossible to decipher. you have to try multiple times before a comment is accepted. My advise, ditch it or just go to comment moderation."

That's Blogger's choice and fault, not mine

"I think we've been over this territory before, but "morality" is no different than any other fact of reality, and can be determined without gods."

1) That you put the word 'morality' in quotes seems to imply that by that word you actually mean "so-called morality", which is to say, that you seem to be denying the objective-and-transcendent reality of morality. If that is the case, then your original statement about the moral evil of Islam is a direct contradiction of what you are asserting is the truth about the nature of reality.
2) There are no such things as 'gods' -- there is only God: for there cannot be more than one "ground of all being"; it's illogical to speak/think of multiple "grounds of all being", the very phrase and concept is a self-contradiction.
3) You are conflating the fact that one can determine/know at least part of the content of morality even as one denies the reality of God with the question of whether there can actually be such a thing as real morality if atheism were the truth about the nature of reality.