Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

Response to James F. Welles's Guest Editorial, "Ethics: Thought and Implementation"

Academic journal article Journal of Information Ethics

Response to James F. Welles's Guest Editorial, "Ethics: Thought and Implementation"

Article excerpt

This editorial [Spring 2011] is an embarrassment to the publication. It presents an elementary and flawed understanding of the viewpoints of the majority of worldwide Christian sects. The observations and suggestions are not new-the emasculating of basic Christian doctrine to serve other purposes (some seemingly very noble) has been forwarded for centuries.

The "bit about original sin"-one cannot "drop" it because it is the ("main point"). In a Christian's mind, this would never fly. Conversely, if one has no problem with Darwinism, this solution does not help.

Discrediting the concept of man's "fallen nature" (i.e., original sin) would undermine the power of the gospel, because it is the reason that Jesus came into the world. To a Christian, Jesus's (God incar - nate) coming, death, and rising is to provide "the way" for people to be redeemed from human ("fallen") nature-our spiritual death. …

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