Author Topic: Is the Old Testament Unethical?  (Read 1683 times)

Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« on: May 13, 2014, 02:08:26 PM »
There's a live debate tonight on this topic at 9pm EST, this link contains all of the details. Be there or be square.

https://www.facebook.com/UninterestingDebateShow/posts/1494057844139332

Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 02:47:00 AM »
Wow, the Christian put up a better argument than I thought was possible. Very interesting debate.


Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 12:52:32 PM »
Interesting, but I have never quite understood why Christianity is an authority on ethics just because it is based on an imaginary God and Testaments that are suppose to be His Word that are so draconian and full of unethical events that He was responsible for. It's like taking your ethics from Charles Manson that said him and his followers killed people because they loved them. Solitary
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Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 03:53:24 PM »
In fairness, the Christian in the video doesnt appear to adhere to divine command theory, his argument is mostly trying to reconcile the OT Law with generally accepted ethical truths rather than trying to change morality to fit it

Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »
Same guy's discussing the same topic with Aron Ra, which should be a tougher battle

https://www.facebook.com/events/637919899636261/

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 04:02:39 PM »
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Is the Old Testament Unethical?

Of course it's ethical. The flood was totally called for and genocide is totally cool. <<< that was sarcasm if you didn't catch that.
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Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 08:49:15 AM »
You need to be more specific with the question. Unethical in what regard? If you're referring to the slaughters and punishments commanded by God in the Old Testament, then, yes, I would say they were quite unethical.

Offline Art Axmann

Re: Is the Old Testament Unethical?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 10:24:55 PM »
There's a live debate tonight on this topic at 9pm EST, this link contains all of the details. Be there or be square.

https://www.facebook.com/UninterestingDebateShow/posts/1494057844139332

yes it is unethical.. why would you think not?