Oh for the simplicity of a god to tell us what is right and wrong! If we read Genesis 2–3 in a certain way (the orthodox Christian way, for example) we have to conclude that when we try to do what we think is right, rather than simply obey a divine command, however inscrutable, we fall (and we get punished in a big way). “Doing what is right in our own eyes”—what heresy! Can any theology be more adamantly opposed to “ethics” than this?
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
ARE THERE ETHICS IN THE HEBREW BIBLE? Philip Davies has a go at the question at Bible and Interpretation. Excerpt: