Questions on Jewish and Conservative Christian Moral Theology

Many people believe that they and others derive moral believes from religious scriptures. I personally do not buy into this. However, given that many do, I am driven to ask: Theologically speaking, where do observant Jews and Conservative Christians derive their moral precepts?

The funniest Bible verse that I have ever read

I’m currently reading the Bible, Old Testament and New. Working my way through Deuteronomy I nearly broke out laughing when I read this: Duty to a Dead Brother (25.5-10) “If two brothers live on the same propery and one of them dies, leaving no son, then his widow is not to be married to someone … Continue reading

Religious lunatic cuts off and microwaves own hand

Mark Robinson of the Clarington Durham Regional Humanists reviews the MSNBC story of a dangerously devout Christian man in his mid-20s who amputated and microwaved his hand, which be┬ábelieved bore the “mark of the beast”. Amazing how people can believe in a God that supposedly inspired this sort of thing to be written in a … Continue reading