A Question on Morality

Yesterday, I was having a conversation with Bencio via Facebook chat when he caught me off guard with a request.

"Kuya, can we also have a Bible Study on morality?" He asked.

Reading his message I thought, "What part of morality? Perhaps he wants to know about Christian morality."

I typed my answer and waited for his reply.

"Hmmmm... I mean whether or not morality is dependent on people and society," came his quick response.

Now he caught me off guard not because I could not help him with the topic, but because I did not expect someone to be interested on a topic I initially thought interested only me. I had long enjoyed Bible Studies with Bencio because we had the same wavelengths. He grasped my logic no matter how unorthodox I think and reason out.

"Oh... We're talking about relativism and post-modernism here. We can have a BS on this but not this year. After Christmas break would be great because I need to prepare. I'm up to the challenge," I told him.

It had been a while since I last dealt with the issue. Rest assured I found an answer convincing me that morality ought to be absolute and ought to come from a Moral Law Giver (God), lest it fails to function as it ought to function.

Anyway, before delving deep into the issue, I leave you with an initial answer from the Christian Apologist, Ravi Zacharias, on the impossibility of morality being the product of evolution. Listen to the link below:

PS You really have to sit down and digest Ravi's words to make sense of the beauty of his answers. :)

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  1. It was my impression that the ten commandments were written with the finger of G-d on stone to show that man did not write them. No one can say that it came out of the mind of Moses.

  2. @ Tarb: the original tablets were written by God Himself. But Moses threw them at the foot of the mountain when he saw the golden calf. After that, we made another one, this time with his hands. (Exodus 32)