David Hume

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hum … _1754.jpeg David Hume (1711-1776) is often cited by skeptics to dispute miraculous claims and to dismiss Christianity. Hume wrote about it in Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding: Our Evidence, then, for the Truth of the Christian Religion is less than the Evidence for the Truth of our Senses; because, even in the first … Read more

Closing argument – are people good or bad?

Practically everyone believes that they are good people. But, we often give ourselves more credit than we deserve. We can enter a class and think we know everything about that subject and think, “I don’t need to attend the lectures. I don’t need to study. I know it all.” But, what determines what you know … Read more


Exhibit 8: Dehumanization The start of much evil is when we dehumanize another person. When we believe another is less of a person than another, or not even a person, then we start the path towards mistreatment. Dehumanization or an act thereof can describe as the denial of full humanness to others, and the cruelty … Read more


Exhibit 7: Sonderkommando In the Nazi concentration camps, we wonder what evil people can lead the Jews to the gas chambers, force them to undress publicly, lie to them that they are going into the showers, pull out the gold in their teeth after they are dead, cut their hair to be sold, carry the … Read more

Even Gandhi had flaws

Mithrae wrote: And those burning witches and torturing heretics were regular, normal Christians. Completely agree. I do not discount Christians from being able to commit evil. They can even use the Bible to justify their actions. So, what is the correct way to interpret the Bible? This is quite complicated, but I’ll just suffice it … Read more

Child sex abuse

Exhibit 6: Child sex abuse Related to sex trafficking is child sex abuse. This ranks among the vilest of sins committed by society. Even in prison, the inmates consider child molesters worthy of death and often take the matter into their own hands. Though prison officials in some Northeastern states question the idea of an … Read more

Sex trafficking

Exhibit 5: Sex trafficking “Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery. A victim is forced, in one of a variety of ways, into a situation of dependency on their trafficker(s) and then used by said trafficker(s) to give sexual services to customers.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_trafficking “Sex trafficking is a modern-day … Read more

We are all equally depraved

Zzyzx wrote: Would arrogance also apply to those who think or claim that they are more moral than normal, regular people because they worship in certain ways –and who claim to follow a superior ethical code (even when their actions indicate non-compliance)? I believe we are all equally depraved. Nobody is more moral than another … Read more

Anybody can commit the most vile evil

Elijah John wrote: Or their internal sense of right and wrong. People do this all the time. Yes, most people can pass the easy tests. But, under harder tests, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to trust only on one’s abilities and innate sense of morality. Civil disobedience. Internal sense of right and wrong. Passive … Read more