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Author Topic:   If religious morality is absolute, how come it changes every generation or so?
Taz
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Message 1 of 5 (590275)
11-07-2010 10:51 AM


We are told all the time that religious morality is superior to secular morality because there is an authority behind religious morality and that it is absolute. But if it is absolute, how come it keeps changing according to how societal morality evolve?
Back in the middle ages, it was perfectly moral to torture a witch, warlock, or infidel into confession. During the crusades, it was perfectly moral to for the crusaders to kill every man, woman, and child who lived in Jerusalem. Back during the colonization of the Americas period, it was perfectly moral for conquistadors to wipe out entire cultures. And it was also perfectly moral for missionaries to demolish native places of worship.
Fast forward in time, it was perfectly moral for religious people to justify slavery in America. And after slavery was abolished, it was perfectly moral for people to oppose interracial marriage in the name of god. I now bring you to the following quote.
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Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.
Try to guess who said this and during what occasion.
And nowadays, it is perfectly moral for religious people to openly campaign against the rights of gay people.
You'd think that if religious morality is superior and absolute, there'd be more of a consistency throughout history. But instead, we observe that religious people, particularly christians, pick and choose what to follow in the bible as times and cultures evolve.

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frako
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Message 2 of 5 (590294)
11-07-2010 12:53 PM
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11-07-2010 10:51 AM


You'd think that if religious morality is superior and absolute, there'd be more of a consistency throughout history. But instead, we observe that religious people, particularly christians, pick and choose what to follow in the bible as times and cultures evolve.
A slovenian saying would be apropriate for what they are doing "They do not want to piss against the wind".

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jar
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Message 3 of 5 (590296)
11-07-2010 1:15 PM
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11-07-2010 10:51 AM


It was said by a trial judge in Virginia.
It was said by a trial judge in Virginia.
It was in the original trial and conviction of the Lovings.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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bluescat48
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Message 4 of 5 (590300)
11-07-2010 1:44 PM
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11-07-2010 1:15 PM


Re: It was said by a trial judge in Virginia.
That just goes to show that politicians do not have a monopoly on stupidity

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969
Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008

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bluescat48
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11-07-2010 1:44 PM
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11-07-2010 1:15 PM


Re: It was said by a trial judge in Virginia.
That just goes to show that politicians do not have a monopoly on stupidity

There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002
Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969
Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008

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