Friday, April 24, 2020

Genocide is immoral?

Doodling around the Internet I came across this article in The Guardian (that one-eyed leftist rag should get alarm bells sounding straight away) by Richard Dawkins (Dick, as I call him) "Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig". And it's not because he has two surnames!

Dick's chief reason appears to be because of Craig's apparent endorsement of genocide in Deuteronomy 20:13-15.

I've only got two comments.

1) Dick thinks that material is the entirety of reality and that it operates with pitiless indifference to human interests or moral considerations. Thus 'genocide' is neither good nor bad, but just is.

2) If genocide, however, has good reason: such as the tribes in Canaan being worse human rights abusers than even Isis, taking delight in incinerating their live babies, for instance, then it must be a moral good!

3) And this comment for free: If God wants to judge people for resolutely foul behavior that is entrenched in every aspect of a culture, then maybe that's a good idea.

So, all I can say to Dick is what's your solution for human horror games? Blind pitiless indifference?

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