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A great essay , or book report, on evil ,as seen in modern society.
Jul 14th, 2016 at 11:26am
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http://msc.gutenberg.edu/2015/04/is-it-time-to-redefine-evil/

It has been my contention that atheists, judged by subjective human standards, can be, and often are much nicer and better than many Christians. including moi. But, their values and concepts of right and wrong are totally subjective, built on sand and shift with cultural winds. The author, of who's book, with which the essayist is in dialogue, truly points out we have very much, as a culture, lost much of the concept of evil. To a degree , he is correct : modern culture has lost all concept of right and wrong where sexual morality is concerned, more or less kept some values , such as seeing rape, robbery and murder as wrong, and raised such actions as sexism, racism and homophobia to be great evils. So, now, the culture defines right and wrong.

The above said, I agree totally wit the essayist, when he states, " Delbanco’s argument is flawed because morals and ethics are not primarily grounded on the consequences of an action, but rather they are grounded on obedience to what God has commanded.". I have lived long enough to see how culture can and does , change frequently radically. True, it can provide aid in discerning right from wrong, but, only objective standards, grounded in God's laws can define evil and good !
  

Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs rather than a fool in his folly. Proverbs 17:12 (ESV)
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