Has God hard-wired our brains with a built-in moral compass?
I think so. I believe that we are born with some basic moral instincts. It’s interesting to me that so many child psychologists agree that children evidence this at a very early age, long before they can reason, or be taught.
Last week I wrote that Christianity is the only world religion based upon knowable facts. That is, it’s the only one for which witnesses have left written testimony that crucial events on which the religion is based actually occurred. In the case of Christian beliefs, these are the life, death, and–especially–the resurrection of Jesus.
A powerful chain of proof!
Well I’ve been back from Italy for almost a month and still have the apostle, Peter, on my mind. I’ve just finished page proofs for Secret of the Shroud, and Peter plays a part in that story. As some of you know, Jimmy and I were lucky enough to take the SCAVI tour through the archeological digs beneath the Vatican. In the 1960′s the Vatican found Peter’s grave, and his bones. During that tour, surely we stood together in a holy place. But there’s much more evidence that Peter was just as described in the New Testament.
The Spill Could Be Double The Size: This morning’s headline update on the oil spill in the Times Picayune. Underneath, a picture of P&J Oyster House on the last day of shucking operations after supplying restaurants in the New Orleans area for 130 years. They’re out of business now–maybe never to return, along with thousands of other small businesses in this area, closing every day. Because of the oil spill.