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Letís do the right thing! : Comments

By Peter Sellick, published 18/11/2022

One has the suspicion that public relations determine public morality. Right thinking is extended into the past.

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Yes. It's a very irritating phrase; meaningless to everyone, including the jokers who utter it. It's on a par with 'going forward'.

It is another slogan of the sort always used by totalitarians who really can't think of a good reason to force us to do something. Unfortunately, the sheeple fall for it.

"It is apparent that the Church, in all its forms, has lost the battle for the modern mind. God help us!"

There has been no battle. The Church has slipped easily into the modern world and let us down. And, perhaps we are supposed to be helping ourselves? "God helps those who help themselves".
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 18 November 2022 7:43:34 AM
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I think PS has confused the battle raging between secularism and theism, with the personal battle within for the possession of our soul, one between good and evil. This latter contest is the true content and purpose of the Christian message.

In view of that itís important to remember we as Christians are in the world but not of it.
Who is the Christ we follow as believers, is also a contested point with threads back through our Jewish/Christian ancestry . Who is this son of Man we as Christians follow?

These are things that matter, not the body count of membership to the Christian faith world wide.
Historically, Christianity has existed in two distinct parts, one part the personal attachment with its teachings, the other overtly political. Donít stress over the latter wins and losses is good advice, since as a Christian, thatís not your responsibility to worry about.

Dan.
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 18 November 2022 7:45:45 AM
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Personally, I'm thrilled if the religionists have "lost the battle" for the modern mind. They're obsessed with selfishly anthropocentric issues - women, gays, trans, marriage, reproduction, and dying. In the US, guns too.

There's just one tiny problem. The economists who have replaced them are even worse. They couldn't give a rats about the planet either.
Posted by Steve S, Friday, 18 November 2022 7:49:30 AM
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What is the "right Thing" ?
Posted by Indyvidual, Friday, 18 November 2022 8:04:58 AM
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Perhaps it might be well to return to monotheism. Get rid of the pagan man-god in the person of Jesus. Recognize the unity of God and get rid of the Trinity. Get rid of the God of the Bible who is petulant and arbitrary. The God of Christianity and Judaism is a monstrous figure. In the Book of Joshua he orders his people to commit genocide on the Canaanites. In the New Testament he subjects his beloved son to an agonizing, torturous death. I have two sons and would not be a good father if I treated them as the biblical, monstrous God treated his son. If we return to monotheism it would be better to dispense with the God of the Bible.

Perhaps it might be better to get rid of all the nonsense and recognize that humans like other species are subject to the forces of nature and make the best of it. We can recognise that God is an imaginary entity, a creation of a pre-scientific age, and face reality as best we can determine its nature. A wise cleric, William of Ockham, expressed Ockham's razor, also known as the principle of parsimony or the law of parsimony which is the problem-solving principle that "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity". One of those unnecessary entities is God.
Posted by david f, Friday, 18 November 2022 11:40:23 AM
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Do the right thing! Well, what is that if it is not treating others how you would be treated, if stood in their shoes.

We do not need churches/exclusive clubs nor parsimonious power junkie preachers, demanding moral authority, to tell us that or what is moral and what is not. Be they right- or left-wing believers. The master was reportedly giving right wing believers and institutions, condemnation and implacable opposition. And allegedly, we should follow that alleged example.

That said, so much of religious belief is founded exclusively on absolutely unprovable myth and legend and or, fundamentally flawed fallacy/fiction.

Doing the right thing has to include staying out of the bedrooms of consenting adults and their victimless sexual predilections.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 18 November 2022 11:43:59 AM
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