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Morality is Personal Again September 12, 2008

Posted by heldveld in Antithesis, Blog Spotting.
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HP used to use the slogan ‘The Computer is Personal Again’ touting the many customizations and configurations available on their PC’s.  Anyone could purchase a PC that was exactly what they wanted or needed.  It seems that some people have the same idea about morality.

Dan Phillips from the Pyromaniacs blog posts an article on Down’s syndrome and abortion. In it he links to an article in which Canadian Doctors worry that Sarah Palin’s example of having a child with Down’s syndrome could lead to more children with the disease not being aborted.  In a line from the article a Doctor says:

“We’re coming down to a moral decision and we all know moral decisions are personal decisions.”

At that point hasn’t objective morality just left the building? Can said Dr. even believe that morality exists, hasn’t the whole concept just been reduced to personal opinion? The sad thing though is that the non-believer has nothing on which to base an objective moral standard. So from that world view it is accurate.

9 The wise men shall be put to shame;
they shall be dismayed and taken;
behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD,
so what wisdom is in them? (Jeremiah 8:9 ESV)

The antithesis then is that the Christian has God’s word as his standard, not personal opinion.

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