(june 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm) jehanne wrote: major premise: if an objective moral lawgiver (god) exists who is the source of objective morality, then god must be morally good minor premise: if a moral, infinite being exists, then such a being has moral obligations, namely, to reveal, unambiguously, objective moral truths to us, his creation. The argument from morality is no argument for christian theism one of the most popular contemporary apologetics is the argument from morality (afm) william lane craig uses it in every debate round, for example. Criticism of atheism is criticism of the concepts, validity, or impact of atheism, including associated political and social implications criticisms include positions based on the history of science , findings in the natural sciences , theistic apologetic arguments, arguments pertaining to ethics and morality , the effects of atheism on the individual, or the assumptions that underpin atheism.
The moral argument argues that the very existence or nature of morality implies the existence of god the argument takes various forms, among which are sometimes distinguished: the formal, perfectionist and kantian moral arguments and the argument from values (or moral absolutes. If religious theists are unable to demonstrate that atheists cannot justify a morality outside of the existence of their god, then some switch to arguing that our desire to have a morality and our basic sense for what's right or wrong cannot exist without a god.
/ ask / where do atheists get their morality dr darrel ray is an atheist, humanist, and psychologist he is the author of the god virus , and specializes in issues relating to religious deconversion. The argument from absolute morality argues that god exists because only with god can there be a true morality it is also known as the moral argument , the argument from moral law , or the axiological argument (argument from value. The idea that atheists have no reason to be moral without a god or religion may be the most popular and repeated myth about atheism out there it comes up in a variety of forms, but all of them are based on the assumption that the only valid source of morality is a theistic religion, preferably the religion of the speaker which is usually christianity. A moral argument for atheism raymond d bradley preamble for philosophers the argument i am about to advance is intended mainly for a non-philosophical audience so professionally trained philosophers may wonder at the fact that i say little about the god of philosophical tradition and much about the god of pulpit and pew.
Atheists bring many objections to the moral argument for god's existence in this blog we debunk five of those common objections against the moral argument. This essay was written by frank zindler, former president and current board member of american atheists the task of moral education, then, is not to inculcate by rote great lists of do’s and don’ts, but rather to help people to predict the consequences of actions being considered ethics without gods title. Can moral objectivism do without god according to shafer-landau, the position of many atheists can thus be expressed in the following ‘argument from atheism’ for moral subjectivism: premise 1) ethics is objective only if god exists premise 2) but god does not exist.
Logical arguments logical arguments for atheism attempt to show that the concept of god is self-contradictory or logically inconsistent with some known fact in the jargon of the philosophy of religion, the former type of logical arguments are sometimes called incompatible-properties arguments. The basis for an atheist's morality july 14, this is a serious argument and deserves detailed consideration following is the text of a reply i sent to gerson and to the post. The idea that atheists have no reason to be moral without a god or religion may be the most popular and repeated myth about atheism out there it comes up in a variety of forms, but all of them are based on the assumption that the only valid source of morality is a theistic religion, preferably the.
The argument from morality is an argument for the existence of god arguments from morality tend to be based on moral normativity or moral order arguments from moral normativity observe some aspect of morality and argue that god is the best or only explanation for this, concluding that god must exist arguments from moral order are based on the asserted need for moral order to exist in the universe.
In short--the argument goes--if there are objective moral truths, then god must exist by way of contrast, i argue that if there are objective moral truths, then god does not exist i present a moral argument for atheism a: points of agreement with theists on four points, two terminological and two substantive, i agree with my theist opponents. But such atheists’ repudiation of morality stems more from an antecedent cynicism about ethics than from any philosophical view about the divine according to these nihilistic atheists, “morality” is just part of a fairy tale we tell each other in order to keep our innate, bestial selfishness (mostly) under control.