Description: In this episode, I continue examining Alex O’Connor’s diatribe against Dennis Prager’s presentation on the 10 Commandments – using it as an example of how skeptics use distracting tactics so as to give the impression that they are discrediting Christianity. In particular, I ask the listener to take note of the dangerous nature of the belief, shared by O’Connor and other atheists, that morality is subjective instead of objective.
Has the reader ever heard the following declarations or their variants?
“A seventeen-year-old criminal cannot be judged as an adult because his brain isn’t fully developed yet.”
“The child has ADHD. He’s too active.”
”This ethnic group’s IQ levels are below the national average. Hence, it’s to be expected that, generally speaking, they will conduct themselves in such an illogical and barbarous manner.”
“Free will is an illusion ingrained in us all by evolution.”
“Mental disorders are neurological in nature. Chemical imbalances are the cause of behavior deficiencies.”
These and similar notions are different faces of the same pernicious idea – materialism. This concept is demeaning and rejects the ultimate reality of the human essence because it reduces all activity to purely physical processes, including thoughts, emotions and character. The creed’s main goal is to dismiss the Biblical God as the Principal Cause of all and discount His revelation about our origins and makeup.
The modern word on the street is that “addiction” can only be cured via expert intervention. In more than a few cases, it can only be alleviated and not completely eradicated. *Psychologists, psychiatrists and promoters of psycho-babble imply that a person’s dependency on a drug, pornography and other assorted vices is beyond that person’s ability to walk away from them. In other words, man has no free will. Continue reading