"These ideas [of 'thou shalt not kill' and 'love thy neighbor as thyself'] predate [Christianity]. Most of the tenets of the [B]ible were borrowed from other cultures and religious ideas much earlier."
And the reason that these doctrines were already existent when the Bible was compiled was because they were instituted in the first chapters of Genesis. Biblical principles were instituted in the consciences of men before God inspired the first words of the Bible, and that solves the supposed 'problem' of pre-canon (that is, when the Bible was compiled) ethics. God instilled right and wrong in the hearts of men from the beginning. Some men suppress the truth to a degree where they no longer are sensitive to right and wrong, but God does instill it. The Bible borrows nothing, but supplies everything!
"Biblical ethics are a recent phenomenon and have been grossly distorted and if you read the bible, you can see how this is true. The King James image of [G]od in the old testament is a tyrant and a mass murderer.
At no point in Origin of Species did Darwln ever state that humans were aquatic sludge.
This is a misconception used as propaganda by fundamentalist Christians."
Darwin might not have stated it, but hundreds of other evolutionists have, and Darwin's premises leads to that conclusion. Textbooks tell little Johnny that "you share a common heritage with earthworms". Chances are that little Johnny enjoys stomping on earthworms in puddles after a rain. And if little Johnny is taught that he is just another type of earthworm, what's going to stop him from beating up or even killing his fellow earthworms (children)? It's happening more and more these days.
The Biblical God is morally perfect, and the Old Testament God and the New Testament God are the same. God never changes, and neither do His laws. (remember Annanias and Sapphira?--Remember, that's in the New Testament....) This will be much more exhaustively addressed in a further post, though.