Religious Superiority Of The Middle East

879 Words Apr 30th, 2016 4 Pages
On pages 198 through 200, there are six claims that seemingly pander to religion. All of these claims are false because they all assume God exists. Ignoring this, however, I will attempt to give an honest, open-minded response to the best of my ability.

Claim one, that, "if there is a God, good will win out over evil." If this is true to religious people, fantastic. I see nothing wrong with that. However, I believe it to be false. It encourages things like missions from Christian leaders. These mission trips are immoral in themselves because, not only is it based on the idea of religious superiority, things like this rip original culture out of places like Uganda, Rwanda, the Middle East, etc. The book also makes the claim that, "This thought of the ultimate Victory of Goodness gives us confidence to go on in the fight against injustice and cruelty when others calculate that the odds against righteousness are too great to oppose." The main issue I have with this statement is that it sort of looks forward to the end of the world (hence "ultimate" victory). Any religious person would know what I mean by this.

Claim two is, "if God exists, then cosmic justice reigns in the universe." This thought is based on the ridiculous "question that haunts secular ethics". That is, "Why should I be moral, when I can get away with being immoral?" This is a stupid question. This is ignoring that most secularists believe morals come from an evolutionary need to survive. Those things that…

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