Have Another Tilt at It

by Sep 30, 2009Mission, Theology


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

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