The Bible is morally wrong.
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The first round is for acceptance, I hope we have a great debate.
In this debate, I will probably address the issue at hand, by discussing what morality is & isn't, rather than go through each example that my opponent provides individually. This will be done for a number of reasons such as; to avoid the trap/pitfall of gish galloping, it requires less characters, it's easier for people without a background in anthropology or multiculturalism to understand, analysis of what the bible really says in the original translation will not be appreciated by those without a background in those languages, and finally because I felt like it (likely for the above reasons).
The term "morality" (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") can be used either;
1) descriptively to refer to some codes of conduct put forward by a society or, some other group, such as a religion, or accepted by an individual for her own behavior.
2) normatively to refer to a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons. (1)
I will, as of now, primarily be arguing from the Moral anti-realism POV (as opposed to Moral realism POV (with the exception of divine command theory & ideal observer theory)), and be using the following theories of metaethics: Moral nihilism (/error theory), moral relativism (/emotivism & ethical subjectivism), & finally, divine command theory / ideal observer theory.
Very basically/broadly, in very simple terms, this means:
1) Morality doesn't exist - Moral nihilism. (Unless dictated by a divine being - moral command theory.)
2) Even if it does, it is not empirical absolute universal truth, but rather subjective personal taste/opinion. Thus it cannot be said that a particular moral model is "wrong". - Moral relativism
3) If is real/absolute/universal/objective, we cannot/do not have a way of determining what is moral, and what is not, independent of a divine/ideal being. Thus we cannot know what is morally right or wrong. - ideal observer theory (/divine command theory).
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Sorry about that F.F., I'm used to 3 day rounds, but there wasn't much to say anyway.
The Bible has not been shown to be "morally wrong". & in fact, according to the aforementioned moral theories the bible cannot be called "morally wrong".
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