Does "Objective/Absolute Morality" really exist?
Are moral duties and values absolute and binding on all men, at all times, everywhere?
Can "Objective Morality" somehow demonstrate that GOD truly does exist?
These are just some of the questions that will be brought up and discussed in this newest addition to our series"Good Arguments for God's Existence", in which we'll be examining the Moral Argument (also known as the Axiological argument) for God's Existence.
The power of this well known argument from Natural Theology is that it deals with something that every human being is in touch with on a daily basis - right and wrong. Whether a person claims to be an atheist, agnostic, pantheist, or any other type of worldview, we all have moral inclinations and perceptions of right and wrong, of good and evil. Even though a person may not be impacted by the Cosmological or Design arguments, the Moral argument has an interesting way of penetrating the thoughts of most people, since it deals with a subject that we come into contact with every day. This makes it an essential argument to understand and master, for use in sharing and defending our faith.
But there are certain questions that must be asked in relation to Objective Morality, such as:
"What is their ultimate foundation and source?"
"Where do our moral inclinations and perceptions come from?"
"Is it sufficient to ground them in an individual's personal opinion?"
"Is it enough to say that they come from a society, a consensus, or a particular culture?"
Join us as we now begin to examine this argument for God's Existence, in the following weeks. See if you can detect any logical errors or mistakes within the premises, and try to commit the argument to memory for your own personal use in discussions with your friends!
Until next time...... have an Intelligent Faith!