- Do You Live in a Two-Story House? by Brett Kunkle: “Most Americans divide their beliefs into two categories of truth—objective and subjective. Imagine this split as a two-story house. Objective truth ‘lives’ on the first floor. This floor deals with facts that are publicly known. These facts are binding on everyone, whether you believe them or not. They form the basis for how we live life in public. Segments of our society allowed on this floor are the sciences, medicine, law, economics, and government. Subjective truth ‘lives’ on the second floor. This floor deals with personal preferences that are private to individuals. These preferences are relative to individuals. There are no ‘right’ preferences. Instead, you’ve got yours and I’ve got mine, and we should live and let live. Things like family and hobbies live on this floor. But our culture relegates religion and morality here as well. The result is devastating.” (Read more)
- Are the Chick-fil-A Cows on to Something? by Alan Shlemon: “By eating meat we are discriminating – we are saying that eating animals is permissible. That’s because our culture has been influenced by Judeo-Christian values. This worldview teaches that God made humans in His image, making them more valuable than animals. That’s not all it says, though. We are also stewards of creation, the environment, and animals. While using animals for food is permissible, abusing them is not…. If there’s no God, there’s no way to justify caring about animals. Where would animal rights come from if God doesn’t exist? A right is a just claim to something. It doesn’t appear out of thin air. Without a transcendent rights giver, you can’t ground the claim that animals deserve to not be eaten.” (Read more)
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