Monday, October 30, 2006

Silly Shafran

"As to the essence of my argument, though, there was no credible counter-argument whatsoever, no claim that right and wrong can somehow have inherent meaning without recourse to Something Higher than ourselves. That, too, was telling – of the truth that atheism, in the end, cannot assign any more meaning to right and wrong than to right and left."
Avi asserts that morality is defined by God. The problem, though, is that if morality is defined by God, morality becomes arbitrary. It means that before God said it was wrong, murder was not immoral.

And if it was immoral even before God said so, then the argument that religion is essential to morality takes a blow. Because if morality has nothing to do with God, shouldn't atheists be able to tap into it, too?

[The rest of the story]

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