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Is God a moral monster who commits genocide? This week's challenge: “Your God is a monster.” “The God of the Bible is a monster. How can you possibly believe in a God who would command genocide, much less trust him? Even if I thought he were real, I would never follow him, and frankly, it makes me nervous that you do follow him because how do I know you won't think he's commanding you to commit genocide sometime in the future?"
Are moral values nothing more than brain activity? Brett responds to this week's challenge.
In this week's challenge we posted a quote from atheist Bertrand Russell. Brett's responds.
This week's challenge comes from our skeptical friend, Doubting Eric. His main question is, "Why would the fact that I intuit something to be true be considered evidence that it really is true?" So Brett takes a careful approach to answering this week's STR Place challenge.
Isn't the infinite punishment of hell for a finite amount of sins an unjust punishment? Brett answers this week's STR Place challenge.
What do you say to someone who denies Christianity because they cannot affirm that a loved one is in hell? Tough objection! Brett gives his thoughts.
What can you say to someone who thinks morality is merely subjective? Brett answers this week's challenge.
Did Adam & Eve have knowledge of right & wrong? If not, then God punished them unjustly, right? Brett answers this week's challenge.
If God's moral commands are good simply because He commands them, they are arbitrary. If God's moral commands are good because they conform to some standard, then He is not sovereign. Brett responds to this week's challenge.
Recently, gay activist and founder of the "It Gets Better" project, Dan Savage, was invited to discuss bullying at a high school journalism conference. Brett offers some thoughts on what Dan said to those students.