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May 29, 2019

Questioning Christianity - Week 5 - Morality

Questioning Christianity - Week 5 - Morality

Speaker: Patrick Lafferty

Series: Questioning Christianity Q&A

Category: Questioning Christianity

A man who has no assured and ever present belief in the existence of a personal God or of future existence with retribution and reward, can have for his rule of life, as far as I can see, only to follow those impulses and instincts which are the strongest or which seem to him the best ones.

A man who has no assured and ever present belief in the existence of a personal God or of future existence with retribution and reward, can have for his rule of life, as far as I can see, only to follow those impulses and instincts which are the strongest or which seem to him the best ones.

Charles Darwin

Talk: Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Reorienting us to the series:

  • As there is no definitive proof for the existence or non-existence of God, we are all living by a kind of faith in matters of ultimate reality
  • Even so, it’s both reasonable and valuable to compare belief-sets to see which proves most consistent with experience, evidence, and within themselves--that is, which are the most livable, credible, coherent, and sufficient
  • That comparison involves consideration of a how given belief-set addresses our most basic needs of meaning, happiness, identity….and a basis for moral judgments

Focus: How do you make a moral judgment? On what basis can you discern right and wrong?

Works Cited/Further Reading