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I'm in the middle of a long mission, but I have a few minutes. There's not much to add to what you wrote, but I'll clarify a bit on Noah's curse of Ham.
The consensus among scholars of ancient languages who specialize in the Bible is that the phrase "saw his nakedness" probably refers to sexual violation. This wasn't a case of innocently entering a tent where the old man was passed out drunk.
The only other thing I'll add is that it's absurd to use use words like "immoral" while denying the existence of a moral law giver. Without God to declare what's right and what's wrong, such words literally have no meaning at all.
In the absence of a transcendent moral law established by an entity with the authority to establish it, one man's moral taboo can easily be another man's moral imperative. In fact, that happens all the time.
Why shouldn't the strong exploit the weak? "Nature" is fine with that, so by what standard is Hamas "wrong" to kill Jews, or by what standard would Israel be "wrong" to turn the Gaza strip into a parking lot?
The moment someone uses words like "right, wrong, moral, immoral", etc, that person is either acknowledging the existence of a transcendent moral lawgiver, or declaring himself to be qualified and empowered to dictate moral law to others.Read More