CAN OBJECTIVE MORALITY EXIST WITHOUT GOD?
WHY DO "GOOD" AND "BAD" HAVE MEANING TO US?
IS THERE AN ARGUMENT FOR GOD THAT IMPACTS EVERYONE'S DAILY LIFE?
(Pt.2) This is the second installation of our newest addition to our series "Good Arguments for God's Existence", and it goes by the name of the Axiological or Moral Argument.
The power of this particular argument from Natural Theology lies in the fact that is deals with something that every human being is in touch with on a daily basis, whether they are an atheist, agnostic, pantheist, or theist: our moral inclinations and perceptions concerning right and wrong, good or bad.
Some philosophers say that this can often be one of the most powerful arguments for God's existence for precisely that reason. I encourage you to listen to it, and decide for yourself if it's true.
Ask yourself these questions, as you evaluate this deductive argument for God's existence:
- Are there any logical errors made in the progression of this argument?
- Does the conclusion follow necessarily if the premises are true?
- If God doesn't exist, what then is the ultimate foundation for objective morality?
- Is Morality truly objective, or is it relativistic? What impact should that have on our justice system, international law, or even personal interactions when we are wronged if there truly is no objective right or wrong?
- Would the non-existence of God logically result in "Moral Nihilism", the destruction of all moral value and duties in a society? Is that kind of a world liveable?
Consider these questions and track with us as we progress through this argument.
- Pastor J