Is there good without God? The Moral argument

Tom Bell

Is there good, without God? Can an atheist be moral? Are theists more moral than atheists? If there is no God, what are moral values? Perhaps the most misunderstood argument for God is the argument from the existence of moral values. I’ve heard it said by not just a few skeptics, “How can you claim moral superiority because you believe in God?” or “I don’t need the Bible to tell me what’s right and what’s wrong”.

It is the case that moral values – by which I mean universally accepted ethical principles that govern the day to day living of life – are either objective, in that they are not dependent on human opinion, awareness or conformity; or subjective, in a socio-cultural sense (right and wrong changes with culture and time) or in an evolutionary sense (morality is linked to evolutionary development and intelligence).

It is a fact that all people…

View original post 1,006 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s