Futile thinking

I listened to half of a forum on the topic of “Morality and Mortality” on Late Night Live last night. I couldn’t finish listening to it as it was so depressing hearing four intelligent people speak so cluelessly and illogically on the subject of morality in the absence of a creator God. Here’s one particularly egregious example from Julian Burnside QC around the 24 minute mark …

“First of all I start with the proposition: Life has no particular purpose. I do not see it as being part of any grand plan, and so, you know, doing the best you can is a pretty important guiding principle.”

Hmmm. If life has no particular purpose, and is not part of any grand plan, then sitting on your butt doing nothing, or being an evil selfish bastard is surely an equally valid and logical “guiding principle” to hold to?

A classic example of the “futile thinking” that Romans 1:21 speaks of.

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