It happpens over and over again. People ask where Freethinkers get their morals and values if they don’t believe in the god/Jesus and don’t believe the Bible provides us with these values.
It takes a while to spell out that our morals come from our collective experience. Then, of course, there are the experiences in the history of Christianity that are not all that morally great.
Maybe it would be better to answer with three words: Klu Klux Klan.
The Klan was in the news recently and today I found its offical website. I would reccommend the site to readers because the Klan has played such a large role in our country’s racial history.
If you do visit the site, perhaps you will be as surprised as I was how Christian it is. In the question and answer section, one question is why the Klan burns the Christian cross. The answer is because fire is cleansing and the burning cross symbolizes the return to high moral standards represented by the Klan. It is not disrespectful of the cross, the site says.
The section that outlines the Klan’s beliefs is full of scripture. There is scripture to prove every Jew is responsible for killing Jesus and scripture to prove God favors one race, the white race, over all others.
I suppose 99% of the world’s Christians say they strongly dislike the Klan. But, the faith door was left open by the vague language of the Bible and the Klan walked right in.