Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Moral Calculus

"Woe to you who call evil, good, and good, evil." Isaiah 5:20.

In a believer's eyes, what is the greatest good, the good that trumps all others? Obviously, the immortal salvation of an unbeliever. Therefore, when there is any moral calculation, what will come out ahead? If you have to lie, cheat, steal, or kill to win converts, are those sins not wiped away by the good accomplished through the conversion? What barrier then remains? The Copts protest that their women and children are kidnapped and forcibly converted, yet that can be justified, as their immortal soul is worth more than their earthly relationships.

You can only trust a believer if sin is always sin, regardless of the good it accomplishes.


Anonymous Roger Kovaciny said...

You should have mentioned that the evildoer in the Copts' case is Islamics who kidnap and forcibly convert their vulnerables. Islam has been doing this for centuries--one of the taxes on Christians subject to Islam was to furnish the best of their sons as Janissaries, who were taken from their parents, converted to Islam and raised as elite Islamist shock troops.

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