Friday, May 28, 2010

Was Souder's Adultery "Sin"?

In an exclusive interview with out-going-because-he-was-outed Congressman Mark Souder in Sunday’s Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Sylvia Smith, no fan of Souder, at one point comments, “But if he was struggling to find the reasons behind what he calls his sin, Souder had no questions about other decisions he had reached.”

I’m puzzled by her clause “what he calls sin.” Does she think what he did was wrong? Does she not call it “sin”?

She probably doesn’t call it “sin.” I’m guessing sin to her denotes disobedience to God, and I’m guessing she doesn’t believe we’re accountable to God.

But then, does she think what he did was wrong? If she does, on what basis? What makes it wrong?

I agree with the following statements.

"If there is no God, everything is permissible. And if everything is permissible, a moral code would include everything, because nothing is impermissible." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

"Without God, all activities are equivalent." (Jean-Paul Sartre)

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