When Would You Like to be Born?

May 21, 2016 on 6:46 am | In Oh Yeah, Relationships, Religion, The World | No Comments

From, Randal Rauser:

“As a seminary professor for the last fifteen years, I regularly encounter this pessimistic perspective in my students. I continue to be dismayed at how many Christians blithely assume things are getting worse. But I’ve found one simple way to shake up their perspective: I borrow a famous thought experiment from philosopher John Rawls in which Rawls proposes a way to envision the just society.

Here’s how my version goes: imagine that you are about to be born, but you do not know what gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status you will have when born. Nor do you know whether you will have a physical or mental disability. With that in mind, would you rather be born into North America in 1800, 1900, or 2000?”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unfundamentalistchristians/2016/05/dear-christian-the-world-isnt-getting-worse-in-fact-its-probably-getting-better

Sometimes the point just can’t get put any better!

OH

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