Thursday, September 01, 2011

Bishop Nick Baines on why Christian values are the best

Bishop Nick Baines has an interesting article about how the Christian set of values (NB not Jewish, or Muslim) are the best

'David Bentley Hart’s argument – backed up with copious historical analysis and evidence – is essentially that the pre-Christian world actually saw human life as expendable and cheap. What he terms ‘the Christian revolution’ brought about a ‘universal’ valuing of human life, of mercy and justice that did not hold sway beforehand.'

Bishop Baines probably had no idea about the beliefs of William Lane Craig, the person his same blog post championed as somebody atheists were scared to debate over arguments and evidence.

I quote William Lane Craig

‘God knew that if these Canaanite children were allowed to live, they would spell the undoing of Israel. The killing of the Canaanite children not only served to prevent assimilation to Canaanite identity but also served as a shattering, tangible illustration of Israel’s being set exclusively apart for God.’

Craig’s solution is for his alleged god to have all the children killed.

Then they wouldn’t be able to wreck his plans.

Perhaps Christian Bishops should not be so quick to claim that Christians preach the value of life while the very people they themslves champion as defenders of Christianity have no problems with the idea that whole tribes of men, women and children can be killed to further the plans of their god.


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