|March 12, 2009||Posted by admin under Christianity, Excerpts, Sam Harris|
That the self-proclaimed advocates of secular tolerance might themselves be (like some theists) fully capable of killing for their beliefs is exemplified by the popular atheist author Sam Harris. In his book The End of Faith, he states that “Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them.” This statement raised so many eyebrows, even among atheists, that Harris felt compelled to give an explanation on the internet.[ Since this attitude is directly related to the crimes of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, and Mao, it merits some discussion.
|February 26, 2009||Posted by admin under Excerpts, Holocaust, original sin|
The failure to understand the dark reality of original sin has nullified from the outset the vast majority of attempts to come to grips with the evils of the Third Reich. People with no firm convictions concerning righteousness, holiness, sin, or evil wander in a maze when they try to understand these matters. They are certain that the Nazis were evil, but are unable to provide any convincing or coherent explanation of the delight in cruelty that is one of the most outstanding features of the Holocaust. A real explanation is possible within a biblical framework. For those who see human nature as basically good, Hitler will forever remain an insoluble riddle—as will many of life’s other problems.