*probably add this, not entirely sure
But this gem of a quote (referencing people calling the God of the Bible evil) I believe exposes the fact that underneath the surface, this is not the case.TheGreatDebate wrote:I am just very curious as to why all the charges of â€œmurderer,â€� â€œdisgusting,â€� etcâ€¦ are flying around. I assume you all are atheists? From what moral authority do you assign these terms from?
If a government kills, for its own purposes, or to defend its ideology, it's war, not murder. If an individual person kills for these same reasons, it is.
I ask the question: Do you believe morality trickles down, or up, or in any other direction?
Or do you believe that higher moral authority equals more morally permissible actions?
Bonus question: If you're religious, and your answer was no, morality does not trickle down, how does this sit with the idea that one should imitate Jesus or some other figure? Wouldn't that mean that you definitely shouldn't try to do this, since [insert religious figure] had moral authority, and you don't, making the act you imitate potentially an evil one when you do it?