My favorite arguments ‘for’ theism are the ones about ‘morality‘. I never bring it up first, but I *love* it when deranged theists do:
Random idiot theist: IF WE DIDNUT HAS GAWD DEN WE HAS LOTZ OF MERDERS AND STUFF CAUSE ATHIESTS KILL LOTS OF MOAR PEOPLESES!
Me: Im doing scientific research with the hope of eliminating HIV/AIDS and cancer from this planet. What do you do?
Random idiot theist: *huuuuuurrrrrr*
I really dont think individuals heavily invested in some putrid form of theism have any idea what ‘morals’ and ‘morality’ really mean. For instance, there is a difference between ‘can’ and ‘ought’.
I can tie Arnie up to a 6 foot chain in the front yard and leave him there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As long as I provide him food/water/shelter, legally, I can do that.
But I shouldnt. Torturing animals is not something a person ought to do.
I can drive 60 miles per hour on a highway covered in 2 inches of wet ice. The speed limit on a highway is 60, its legal.
But I shouldnt. Endangering other peoples lives by reckless driving is not something a person ought to do.
A Lutheran school in California just found out that they can expel students, just by accusing them of being homosexuals. They can start lesbo-hunts based off of ‘tips’ from other students. They can haul accused students into the pricipals office so he/she can ask them sexually explicit questions, unsupervised. They can contact the students parents to inform them their child is a dyke/fag, even if their parents might kick them out of the house/beat them/whatever in response to this revelation.
The kids dont even have to be gay.
The school just needs to tell everyone the kids are gay.
Just because schools run by radical theists currently can behave like the administrators at this repulsive school, doesnt mean they ought to behave in this manner.
Does the Bible say anything about ‘can’ and ‘ought’?