Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 3

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.One “script” of pornography is that “All women want sex from men”. Ask any woman… well, maybe not ANY woman… make sure it’s someone you have a safe relationship with. But almost any woman would tell you that this simply isn’t true.Yet, one of the messages that porn sends is that women are simply on standby, simply waiting for any man to ask them to have sex.Another “script” of porn is “Women like all sexual … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 2

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. One of the greatest myths circulating around our culture today that involves pornography is this: “It doesn’t affect me.” I teach at a Christian school, and in my class, we have many frank and open discussions. One discussion originated with the internet at large and it shifted into internet porn. There was one student – a great kid from a great family – who I could tell was getting very bothered by the conversati … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Worldview Behind Porn with Sean McDowell, part 1

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What’s the big deal with pornography?The truth is that it is a huge subject that we need to deal with honestly and frankly. So, starting with the root of it all, the word “pornography” comes from the Greek word pornographos, which means “writing about prostitutes”. Yet, according to our culture, and as quoted by actor Seth Rogen’s character in the film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, “It’s all mainstream now.” And, according to recent polls, 42.7% of all internet users view porn. Every second, … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 7

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral Rules are a product of intelligence. That is, they need a Mind behind them.So what sort of intelligence could this be?It must be the sort of being Who could be the ground for natural moral law. That’s basically “fancy philosopher talk” for: If I believe that it is wrong to take people’s property from them without their permission, and you agree, to whom do I owe the duty not to steal? The answer is eac … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 6

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Imagine somebody holding a worldview rooted in an unguided evolution. Most often, people in this camp contend that morality is necessary for survival. So, our intuitions about the wrongness of adultery, murder, stealing, and so forth… are merely the consequences of eons of time combined with the survival of these traits which lead to these sentiments of guilt when we violate moral laws.Therefore, there is no mi … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 5

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To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral rules have an incumbency to them. In other words, there’s a “force” that we feel prior to any behavior, which is sometimes referred to as your conscience.Also, violating moral rules results in deep discomfort, otherwise known as guilt.Now, the feeling of guilt is different than the reality of guilt. There are people who are literally guilty, though they may not feel it, and sometimes people feel guilt … [Read more...]


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