It is often asked by theists, “Without God, where would we get our morality”?
We ask, “Where in the Bible is there any moral behavior demonstrated? ”
The 10 commandments and Jesus’ sermon on the mount are often presented as moral precepts that have been given to us by God and we are told that by following God’s teachings, we will lead moral lives.
But the 10 Commandments and the Sermon on the mount are just words. The characters in the Bible fail to walk the talk. The Bible offers few examples of moral behavior
The icons of Judaism, Abraham, Job, Moses, David, Jeremiah, Joshua all were amoral. A quick review:
Where is the morality in making your son believe that you are going to slit his throat?
Lot [the just and righteous (2 Peter 2:7-8)]
Where is the morality in these incidents?…
Lot offers his daughters to a crowd of angel rapers. 19:8
A drunken Lot impregnates his daughters. 19:30-36
Where is the morality in these Jesus generated events?
Jesus himself violated or condoned violation of four of the ten commandments
- told his followers to steal a donkey,
- dishonored his parents,
- lied about his coming within the lifetime of his followers,
- claimed he was God,
Jesus told followers to tend only to Jews
Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: Matt 6:31
Jesus tells a “parable” in which his enemies are slain
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. Luke 19:27
There’s a whole lot more that could be demonstrated but enough is enough.
The Truth Is…