Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Moral clarity



Close to forty years ago Singer wrote a powerful paper in ethics on the culpability of rich people in allowing the poor of the world to die. And yet rather than read that paper and Singer's other work on the plight of the world's poor, self-righteous suburban evangelicals continue to drive their big fat SUVs, tithe 4% of their income (on average) and stand in judgment of his views on abortion. What damnable hypocrisy. Before you call Peter Singer evil try reading the parable of the sheep and goats half a dozen times whilst setting aside your self-righteous certainty that you're a sheep and Singer is a goat.
1/11/2011 7:07 PM

Et non:

randal says:
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:21pm

Years ago Tony Campolo asked whether a Christian should drive a BMW. It’s a decent rhetorical starting point but surely any attempt to answer that question seriously would be bound to fall into a damnable legalism.

1 comment:

  1. (chuckling)

    I'm sure RD Rauser appreciates you noticing that he jabbed himself in the eye with his own self-righteous moralizing pitchfork.

    Liberal Pharisee.