Stray Thoughts #5: Random Observations from an Intellectual Outlaw

“Serial Killer?

Victims
  1. There are 1.2 billion people in India, give or take a few dozen
  2. Most of those people are Hindus & therefore polytheists
  3. The majority of Hindus are decent law-abiding citizens – husbands who love their wives, mothers who love their children
  4. But no matter how good they are, God has doomed them to be tortured in hell for eternity
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Killers
  1. God created the cultural isolation of the Hindus, engineered their loyalty to India’s official religion, endowed them with the pious motivation to teach their (unfortunately, non-Christian) values to their kids – and then he designed the penalty for this ‘wrongful’ behavior?
  2. And yet, the run-of-the-mill serial killer who rapes & tortures children need only come to Jesus on death row, enjoy a final meal of fried chicken – and then he spends eternity in heaven?
What does this vision of life have to do with moral accountability?

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“A very popular error – having the courage of one’s convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one’s convictions.”

– Nietzsche –

Our Daily Bread: Biblical Insights Into Family Values & Moral Wisdom

Kill Your Kid for Cussin’ You

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If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness.

Proverbs 20:20 (NAB)

All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. 

Leviticus 20:9 (NLT)

 

If you want good people to do wicked things, you need religion.”

– Christopher Hitchens –

Pic du Jour #39: “3 Nudes”

A man walks around displaying a large mounted photograph to outdoor diners & casual Thursday-night gawkers on a busy promenade in the upscale waterfront district of St. Petersburg.

The vintage picture shows three nude females approaching the iconic St. Pete Pier, which has recently been demolished.

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[a Friday image project, a la carte]