Basically Decent People

Johannes

Growing up as an evangelical, I was taught that everyone is born with original sin. I no longer believe in original sin. I know videos like this aren't scientific studies and don't really prove anything, but I appreciate them as reminders of the good that is in each of us. This particular video, filmed in Norway, was shot as part of a charity effort to send coats and other winter things to Syrian refugee camps. Click here to read more. … [Read more...]

Sally, Sean’s Wallet, and Moral Ethics

wallet

When we go grocery shopping, I generally let Sally choose something small for herself. On a recent trip, Sally made a choice that was more expensive than the price range I generally ask her to stick to. I could have had her put it back, but I could see she was entranced, so instead I put back the little marshmallows for hot chocolate and a few other things. "Sally, since you wanted that little doll, I had to put some things back," I told her in the car. "So we didn't get the little … [Read more...]


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