The Doubt of Moral Absolutes is a Leap of Faith

Some people say, “I don’t believe in Christianity because I can’t accept the existence of moral absolutes.  Everyone should determine moral truth for him- or herself.”  Is that a statement they can prove to someone who doesn’t share it?  No, it is a leap of faith, a deep belief that individual rights operate not only in the political sphere but also in the moral.  There is no empirical proof for such a position.  So the doubt (of moral absolutes) is a leap.
–Timothy Keller
The Reason for God (2008, p. xvii)
read 3-10-08

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