No, Ken Ham, we don’t need Christianity to know what Donald Trump said was wrong

No, Ken Ham, we don’t need Christianity to know what Donald Trump said was wrong October 10, 2016
Image: Ken Ham / YouTube screen capture
Image: Ken Ham / YouTube screen capture

With the media abuzz about the tape leaked last Friday in which Donald Trump described sexually assaulting women and harassing them for sex, many have said his comments are dangerous, lewd, and downright immoral.

Creationist Ken Ham, however, wants to condemn those doing so who are secularists, saying they can only comment on Trump’s behavior by borrowing from the Christian worldview.

“America by and large has thrown God and Christianity out of the culture, but it is suddenly using Christian morality to judge lewdness! It is interesting that much of the culture demands relative morality, but suddenly wants to apply Christian morality to a politician,” Ham wrote on Facebook.

“Now that many secular media are using Christian morality to judge politics, will they now also judge TV programs/movies by the same standard?” he asked.

“Secular media by and large scoffs at Christianity and Christian morality, but now appeals to its moral standards to judge in politics – completely inconsistent!”

I wonder if that Christian morality is the same based on a bible that condones rape and leaves rules to its followers about what to do if you rape someone.

Like being forced to marry your rapist.

If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)

Or being put to death for being raped.

If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife. (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

Is this the Christian morality we are borrowing from the condemn Trump’s actions and words?

Morality doesn’t exist because of Christianity, it exists in spite of Christianity.

We know Trump’s words and actions are wrong because we are empathetic beings, we understand what it means to assault someone and that we don’t want to be assaulted.

Empathy is an evolutionary trait, not a dictated one from a book that demands rape victims be either killed or forced to marry their rapist.

 

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