Kant’s position on moral autonomy does not fundamentally differ from that of Thomas Paine, but he put it far less bluntly than Paine did.
Moral autonomy and the rejection of divine command ethics are possible within the framework of a religious worldview.
For apologists of religion, the violence in Scripture is only superficially there. It has to do with the "translation" of the text in question.
The answer of postmodern cultural relativism is: refrain from criticism. Be reticent to comment on unfamiliar religions.
Rushdie was targeted not only by terrorists who wanted to punish him for his blasphemous novel, but also by public intellectuals.
The story of Abraham obliges us to reconsider the relationship between faith and ethics. It also presents us with many theological questions.
Under the present conditions of religious radicalism, the religiously neutral or secular state has better prospects than multiculturalism.
We hear it said we are witnessing a “clash of civilizations”. The most important question, however, is the following: can the problem be solved?
All new ideas were, in a way, won over hurt feelings, shattered worldviews – all new ideas generated resistance and opposition.
How can this dispute about the relationship between religion and violence be resolved? Or will this always remain a matter of opinion?