Thought of the day

If God creates morality, then morality is ultimately arbitrary; an act is not intrinsically good, but only good on the say so of God. What this means is that murder is not always wrong and that rape might be okay some day. However, if morality transcends God, then God is not the only thing which is eternal. This conflicts with most Christian beliefs, and certainly with many Christian ‘proofs’ for God.

But then, I’m never really surprised when I note yet another unresolvable problem for Christians.

2 Responses

  1. It’s called The Euthyphro Dilemma and mankind has been debating it since are 400 BC, long before any of the Abrahamic faiths took hold.

  2. Of course it predates the Abrahamic religions, but the point made here is that Christianity and other religions claim there is no morality without religion.

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