Have Another Tilt at It

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Nathan Wilson summarizes a position he obviously doesn’t take:

People are raped in this world, and rape is evil. Because evil exists, there must be no God.

But then he shows where that position ends up:

Because there is no God—no authoritative standard over creation—the badness of rape downgrades to a mere matter of societal taste. Ethnic cuisine, ethnic ethics. In God’s absence rape is no longer fundamentally evil. In our country, you’ll get confined to a cell (if caught and convicted), but that just means we enforce our taste, not that our taste has any real authority over anyone else.

—N. D. Wilson, Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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