Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Morning Scepticism: Validation

There are some who say that when you die, if you haven't accepted Jesus as the Son Of God, then you will suffer for eternity. The implication of this view being that it doesn't matter what you do in life, salvation is only obtained through belief. So those who talk about justice are really saying that justice is believing the right thing. So justice, it seems, is nothing more than validating someone else's belief. It doesn't matter about being a good person, or refraining from causing intentional harm to others. What matters is sharing in the belief that others do.

1 comment:

Intelligent Designer said...

Back in the days when I was a Christian, I watched the movie Gandhi (1982). That movie snuffed out any notion I might have had that believing correct theology is what saves. Gandhi was easily a better "Christian" than any one I had ever met or known of. How could he be condemned to hell because he was a Hindu?