Sounds Like a Bad Idea

“Suppose for a moment that God placed an invisible recording device around the neck of every last person, and this recording device was designed to record only those statements that consisted of moral evaluations of other people. Suppose further that God took these recordings from around the necks of all of us, distilled from those judgments we have made of others a moral code, and then judged each one of us by that moral code. How would all of us fare? To ask the question is to answer it” (Mere Fundamentalism, pp. 112-113).