Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame is in hot water again. The BBC reports that this time it’s over a story about an atheist family that is raped and murdered, but that’s okay because atheists have no moral compass to judge the situation. How this guy managed to become some sort of mouthpiece for Christians is still beyond me. This is the same sort of nonsense that the fundamentalists in my social group tried to spread when I was growing up. The belief that faith in God is the only way to understand morality is an absolute false pretense. If I may take a bit from Robertson’s own Bible (although I’d bet $5 on it that he prefers the KJV.)
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)
Romans 2:13-15 NIV
Paul argues that everyone’s got it. Although, sometimes their thoughts accusing them and other times defending their actions.
Meanwhile, The Christian Post reports on the deadly fracas in a Cottonwood, Arizona Wal-Mart parking lot was precipitated by a Christian family band. Christians don’t have a monopoly on decent people and we shouldn’t ever pretend that we do. Atheists and people of all faiths can be wonderful people. I’d rather work for the greater good with a non-believer than speak more poison into this world with a Christian.