Tom Flynn has a good piece on the myth of Christian charity in the latest Free Inquiry. Not as comprehensive as our report, but it’s worth reading.
“What kind of ethic guides that decision?”
A humanitarian ethic.
“I wouldn’t characterize it that way.”
Well, that’s how it was perceived by the person to whom it was directed.
I’m curious… consider donating to the flood victims in Pakistan? Is this a decision you make emotionally or rationally (or some combination (or something I haven’t though of))? What kind of ethic guides that decision?
As for me sneering… hmmm… I wouldn’t characterize it that way.
A sneer is not a compelling argument, Mr. Honestas, even if several are included in a single comment.
I landed on this site looking for the best way to refill my Braun shaver cartridges, and you are the definitive source. I’m going to stick around a little bit, because you clearly have some kind of bee in your bonnet and I’ve always been curious how somebody like you could buy into secular humanism, which seems pretty bankrupt to me.
I didn’t find much substance in your comprehensive report, but I was amused by how long it was. The Red Cross is a wonderful example of how secular humanism brings out the best in people? Would you assert that only secular humanists donate to it? Then you list Medicare and Social Security as wonderful examples of non-christian institutions. Seriously?
Searching back in history, I’m thinking of just two great Secular Humanist societies. Nazi Germany and the great Soviet empire were pretty good at getting rid of religion and bringing out the best in humanity. Perhaps you would characterize them as something other than secular humanist? It seems like the other nations that abandoned Christianity were eventually taken over by Islam.
Where there is a vacuum, something will fill the void, and secular humanism is the vacuum. I don’t see a bright future for secular humanism.
And, I think your series misses the entire point. The Bible doesn’t teach that Christians are good people and we will somehow save the world through our charity. Rather, it teaches that we are utterly depraved, and only by God’s grace are we able to do anything about it. I doubt that you really understand your enemy.
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