WHY Christians HAve Morals

there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever. Perhaps my bad temper or my jealousy are gradually getting worse -so gradually that the increase in seventy years will not be very noticeable. But it might be absolute hell in a million years: in fact, if Christianity is true, Hell is the precisely correct technical term for what it would be.

Thus, if humans are immortal and either morally progressing or decaying there are only 2 logical outcomes:

1. Heavenly creatures
2. Hellish creatures

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7 Comments »

  1. 1
    theism Says:

    Why do I get the idea this is plagiarized? Because all the words are spelled properly, and the grammar isn’t offensive.

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    angryxtian Says:

    It’s from a book caled The Complete CF Lewis Signature Clasics By CF Lewis. Duh. I quoted it.

    He’s the guy who rote Lion Witch an Wordrobe. And the Narnia movies.

  3. 3
    shidemn Says:

    theism, i got the same feeling reading this.

  4. 4

    That is not an explanation for why Christians have morals. There is no correlation except that the quote happened to referred to morality.

    The Christian basis for morality is the Bible. In order to negate Christian morality, a person would have to negate the Bible. But raising the question of why Christians have morals does not lead to an argument for or against anything.

    That quote is not essentially an argument in favor of Christian morality. It is making the astute point that, if we are eternal beings, morality becomes a far more transcendent and important matter than pragmatic ethics.

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    chillinatthecabstand Says:

    Lewis is just plain stupid. Sorry.

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    Ben Says:

    The moral basis of Christianity has roots in the Bible, but it is not entirely based on the Bible. It depends on the Christian. Orthodox Christianity is rooted in the traditions of the Church; Southern Baptists have no traditions and therefore rely more heavily on the Bible.

    To assert that Christianity takes morality from the Bible is misleading at best and at worst thoroughly incorrect. Christianity believes that humans are endowed with a moral compass, and that we also happen to be sinful creatures who are incapable of following the compass all the time. What the Bible does is explain how to deal with guilt, failure, and suffering. It doesn’t spell out the morality for you, it tells you how to deal with the fact that i) you know what the right thing is, and ii) lots of times you’ll fail to do it.

    Christianity rests on those principles. Like I’ve said before, if you fail to accept that humans are imperfect, you’re not going to like Christianity and you might as well take up bowling or poker. We’re not going to convince you.

  7. 7

    I forgive you Chillin. With that said, unless you back up your statement with a solid case, your last proposition is meaningless.


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