Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The Case For Reforming Christianity

An inverted metaphysics


Christian morality.

It’s important, wouldn’t you agree?

The people who have the most beef with Christianity are the ones who chafe the most against the moral code of Christianity. In particular, the sexual prohibitions. Of course, most of us violate the Christian moral code because we engage in premarital sex, among other things. And control of sex is, basically, what morality boils down to. The rest is just window-dressing.

Just think about the great moral debates that we’ve had in the West in the last decades. None of them have been about the morality of re-instituting dueling culture. The crisis of unhonored gentlemen’s gambling debts. No moral panic about the big banks stealing family-owned land. There is no political movement dedicated to punishing people who scam pensioners. It’s all about who can pee where, the right to murder the unborn, what if the child consents and so on.

In other words, the morality debate seems to be centered around genitalia.

And the greatest cultural commentators of our era have yet to decisively answer the age old dilemma that has baffled mankind since its inception: tits or ass?

Methinks the time has finally come to talk about greater things.


Morality and metaphysics are two different things. Theology and philosophy have more in common than morality and metaphysics. You could, of course, make the argument that morality is derived from metaphysics. But then you could make that argument about literally everything.

So let’s make this discussion a bit more concrete and tangible.

Some people believe that Moses talked to the one true God. Other that he went to the top of a volcano and got high off the fumes/had his face burned. Perhaps he actually spoke with dark angels as Paul believed. Or maybe he didn’t even exist at all and his story was simply a perversion of earlier Mesopotamian myths by the 70/72 Hebrew priests summoned to Alexandria to provide an account of their tribe’s origins.

This discussion has very little to do with the 613 mitzvahs governing morality and behavior found in the Bible. People have made the argument that the 613 mitzvahs are good because society benefits from their regulatory mechanism.

But not all of them, mind you. We all eat pork, for example. And most non-Protestant nations don’t mutilate their sons’ genitals like Yahweh commanded.


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