Monthly Archives: May 2022

Are Human Beings Good By Nature?

By L. Alfred James In Luke 11:13, Jesus says something that sounds a bit strange: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Within the context (see 11:1) it is clear that Jesus is talking to his disciples. He is not talking to the religious leaders who are plotting to kill him. He is not even talking to Jewish people who are agnostic or disinterested … Read More »

Can You Do Whatever You Want As Long As You Don’t Hurt Anyone?

By L. Alfred James The most commonly proclaimed moral principle in our society is this: “You can do whatever you want, as long as you don’t hurt anyone.” This view of morality is outrageously popular. In the public square, it is assumed that every intelligent person totally agrees with it. One of the reasons for the popularity of this principle is that it doesn’t condemn much of anything. In fact, it only condemns behaviors that cause physical or emotional harm. So, if you don’t cause pain in someone’s body, or … Read More »