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You are assuming that each generation that asked these questions and try to answer them accept the same presuppositions, both cultural (whether philosophical or even scientific) and spiritual.

I’m not, actually. I’ve read TONS of ancient Christian literature, from the Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Gregory Palamas, John Chrystostom, the rest of the Cappadocian Fathers, on and on. It is really quite profound how nothing is really new.

Abortion? First addressed directly by St. Augustine in the 4th century. Transgenderism? Homosexuality? Crossdressing? The desire for people of the same sex to join together in a marital union? All part of human history going back to the caveman.

As Solomon said “There is nothing new under the sun.”

As a christian I am confronted by many who try to espouse a Christian worldview but seem to refuse to address or deny the cultural presuppositions that underpin that worldview. Or they don’t care. And the result is it is impossible to live today a worldview built on pre-21st century (and even older) primarily Western (and more specifically, US) presuppositions.

Hmmmmm. I don’t know what you mean by “live today a worldview….”.

I am an individual. I can live any way that I like. I CHOOSE to live my life according to the precepts of Islam. You can CHOOSE to live your life according to the precepts of Christianity. How the people around me choose to live theirs is entirely up to them, and doesn’t affect that CHOICE a whit. (There are things that society can do that make my choice more difficult, but that still doesn’t affect my choice.)

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