Biblical Ethics: An Oxymoron?

John Loftus has posted an introduction to Hector Avalos' new book Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship.  Will this book finally put a stop to Christian apologists trying to bend the words of the Bible like a pretzel in order to make it's stance on slavery acceptable?  Why would evidence change an apologist's attitude now?


  1. Like Sam Harris says about someone who doesn't value evidence and logic, "What evidence could prove that we should value evidence? What logic could demonstrate the importance of logic?"

  2. Andy, thanks for the comment. Both of the above quotes from Sam Harris point to an impractical infinite regress. Either you get the need for evidence and/or logic or you don't.