Friday, November 30, 2007
Core Beliefs: The belief that no omniscient, omnipotent lawgiver exists, who has made rules and who will punish people if they disobey.
Primary Motives: Narcissism and hedonism.
Primary Proofs: The fossils and the suffering of children disprove the Bible.
Primary Defenses: Life was created by blind chance over a very long time and vast space. Judaism was fabricated by Ezra the Scribe based on earlier Canaanite myths and superstitions.
Primary basis for ethics: Whatever most people in society think is ethical.
Primary motivation for ethics: A desire to be accepted by society.
Primary purpose in life: To be comfortable and to do interesting and enjoyable things.
Founder: Baron d'Holbach 1770
Primary text: The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Core Beliefs: The belief that God exists and wrote the Torah.
Primary motives: Honesty and integrity.
Primary proofs: Life proves God exists. Jewish history proves God wrote the Torah.
Primary defenses: The fossils are remnants of earlier worlds. Children suffer due to sins in earlier lives or the sins of their parents.
Primary basis for ethics: The Talmud.
Primary motivation for ethics: Fear of God.
Primary purpose in life: To serve God. To be rewarded in the afterlife.
Founder: Abraham 1739 BCE
Primary text: the Pentateuch
Posted by jewish philosopher at 11:44 AM