Today’s blog post is about religious violence – in particular the claim that most wars and conflicts in the world are caused by religion. This claim is often made by so-called New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who argue that violence is an inevitable corollary of religion’s being irrational, anti-science, and Continue reading Is Religion the Main Cause of Wars?
This blog post is a summary and commentary on Paul Copan’s article, “Is Yahweh a Moral Monster?” published in Philosophia Christi (2009). Basically, this article is a response to New Atheists like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris who claim that the God of the Old Testament – and much of the OT’s ethical teaching – should be repudiated. Copan argues that the New Atheists know very little about how to properly interpret the biblical texts they find so disturbing, specifically the law codes in the Pentateuch. Continue reading Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster?