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?

2 comments:

  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?"

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  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.

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