Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get off my ethics

We live in a very egotistical society today.  It seems the culture is falling apart wherever you look.  Most individuals will simply live for themselves.  None of us are living a perfect life, as Paul states, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) ."  But,  greed and sexual promiscuity seem to be the order of the day.  The sad fact is, some in the Church behave no differently than the world. 

Embattled congressman, Anthony Weiner said yesterday, "I did nothing illegal."  According to Weiner and others, it is man who decides what is right or wrong.  Question:  If Weiner did nothing wrong, why would he have to explain himself?  In other words, if a moral law does not exist, Weiner was completely unjustified in trying to make amends for his actions.  But, it is obvious that Weiner crossed some type of moral line.  He did something that was not right ethically. 

On an atheistic worldview, moral responsibility has to be seen as an evolutionary byproduct of the brain.  In essence, on a Darwinian viewpoint, morality is nothing more than acting on one's predetermined evolutionary program.  If this is the fall back position of society, then society is in trouble, because responsibility is thrown out the window.  When Weiner said, "I did nothing illegal", he was only acting on his egotistical ethical system.  Get off my ethics really boils down to man's wish to become autonomous in his relationship with the moral law-giver - God.

No comments: