Excessive sexual sin and nakedness is one of the marks of our Western culture and much of the world today.
Bible passages considered immoral by many of today's theologians and secularists: Comparing of the Bible with a secular standard: But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth, or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
Its morals are pure, its examples are captivating and noble. Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. To read it literally is to believe in a three-tiered universe, to condone slavery, to treat women as inferior creatures, to believe that sickness is caused by God's punishment and that mental disease and epilepsy are caused by demonic possession.
When someone tells me that they believe the Bible is the 'literal and inerrant word of God,' I always ask, 'Have you ever read it'? Jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic homophobic racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
The problem with the Old and New Testaments is that they are both dated pieces of literature that reflect the values and mores of those who wrote them between BCE and CE. Many passages in the Old Testament reflect a tribal mentality that portrays God as hating everyone the people of Israel hated.
It also portrays God as killing the firstborn male in every household in Egypt on the night of the Passover, justifies the institution of slavery except for fellow Jewsand defines women as the property of men. Note that even the Ten Commandments exhort us "not covet our neighbor's house, his wife, his slaves, his ox, his ass, etc.
These Hebrew Scriptures, however, also define God as love, justice and as a universal being. In the portrait of the "Servant" in Isaiah the Hebrew Scriptures portray human life as capable of giving itself away and even of acting in such a way as to draw the pain out of others, absorb it and return it as love.
The New Testament portrays Paul as believing that slavery is good if it is kind. Paul also reveals attitudes toward women that are today deeply embarrassing: Of the many thousands of essays on this web site, we regard those in this section to be among the most important.
Almost everywhere else in our essays dealing with Christianity, we compare conservative and liberal Christian points of view. This essay is different. Here, we compare various passages in the Bible with current standards of morality -- both secular and religious. This section lists many events in the Bible that are immoral by today's secular standards, including: They are sometimes called "hard passages" because they seem to portray God as behaving in a way that would be considered highly immoral by most people today.
Some of the early Christian groups, including many in the Gnostic tradition were so offended by what they viewed as profoundly immoral actions attributed in the Hebrew Scriptures a.
The purpose and intent of this section is to show there are some profoundly violent, immoral and unethical passages in the Bible when it is compared to today's secular and religious ethical systems. These passages are casting Christianity and Judaism a bad light.
They are causing many potential Christians and Jews to reject the Bible, and may be contributing to the legitimization of violence throughout the culture, and the rapid abandonment of Christianity by older teens and young adults.
Perhaps the most serious passages advocate the punishment of innocent people for sins perpetrated by the guilty.Most religious liberals have long asserted that the Bible was written by humans who were influenced by their tribal culture, regional violence, and lack of scientific knowledge.
Most liberals accept that the passages did not reflect the will of God at the time, and are not the will of God today. Immorality In Enron When it comes to immorality in the business world of today many people look at Nike or other clothing manufacturing companies that have moved there manufacturing factories out of the United States and moved them into third world countries such as Asia or South America.
The Immorality Explosion! Part 3 By Bradford G. Schleifer. The entertainment industry creates a false reality—a fantasy world—for those who look to its moguls as idols, mimicking the dress, style and blatant immorality that they endorse. The Immorality Explosion!
– Part 1 The Immorality Explosion! – Part 2. May 28, · "If you look at our popular entertainment, you have a situation where Americans are essentially bombarded immoral or amoral messages," said Matt Philbin, the Culture and Media Institute's managing editor and editorial initiativeblog.comtion: Christian Post Reporter.
Immorality is the violation of moral laws, norms or standards. Immorality is normally applied to people or actions, or in a broader sense, it can be applied to groups . May 28, · But just by looking at the media, it’s not apparent why more Americans have a positive outlook on U.S.
morality today. "If you look at our popular entertainment, you have a situation where Americans are essentially bombarded immoral or amoral messages," said Matt Philbin, the Culture and Media Institute's managing editor and Occupation: Christian Post Reporter.