posted on Dec, 18 2004 @ 10:51 PM
University of London Professor A.C. Graylings has recently published a paper on Morals and the Chuch. You can read it
From the article:
"But religious morality is not merely irrelevant, it is anti-moral. The great moral questions of the present age are those about human rights,
war, poverty, the vast disparities between rich and poor, the fact that somewhere in the third world a child dies every two and a half seconds because
of starvation or remediable disease
. The churches' obsessions over pre-marital sex and whether divorced couples can remarry in church appears
contemptible in the light of this mountain of human suffering and need. By distracting attention from what really counts, and focusing it on the minor
and anyway futile attempt to get people to have sex only when the church permits, harm is done to the cause of good in the world."
I'm inclined to agree with him. How is it these "great moral questions of the present age" are never posed in a religious setting to modern, rich,
suburban, Americans? Wouldn't a Christian take on this oppose war, feed the hungry, and work to try to end third world childrens' preventable
If the church won't take on these new moral issues, who will?
....And what kind of reactions will a wide variety of people have to them?
(That's your cue to click reply and type a reaction, hehe
[edit on 18-12-2004 by PeaceBeWithYou]