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Cultural pressure is increasing on our kids, but even in a world of ever-present screens, gender-identity questions, and addiction, we can give them clarity and confidence.
Two years ago, I had the chance to debate an atheist professor at Weber State University in Utah on the best explanation for the existence of objective moral values. The writings of Bill Craig and Paul Copan have shaped a lot of my thinking in this area, as I'm sure you'll see below. In my opening argument, I made the case for God as the ontological foundation for objective morality. Then I raised five problems for an evolutionary view of ethics that make it an implausible alternative. Here are the problems I outlined in the debate:
Our Google Hangout is tonight, 6:30–7:30 pm (PT). The topic is "God and Morality," and the easiest way to watch and directly ask questions is to join the Hangout, but we'll also be streaming it here and on YouTube.
I was recently interviewed by Jennifer, a lady from Scotland, who is writing a dissertation for her Ph.D. in religious studies. The question she is attempting to answer is, "Does rejecting God mean rejecting morality?" So she sent me a list of questions on that topic, this being the first: Do you personally believe that you can be morally good without a god? This is my answer:
I want to sketch out Thomas Aquinas’ theory of natural law by distinguishing between the four kinds of law he outlines in the Summa Theologiae and then discussing his conception of the Good. Afterward, we’ll ask if Aquinas’ view is compatible with a biblical view.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:22-24).
Brett explains why God is the most logical explanation for objective morality. COMMENTS Read more posts
My answer to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Stand to Reason Blog
Is God a moral monster who commits genocide? This week's challenge: “Your God is a monster.” “The God of the Bible is a monster. How can you possibly believe in a God who would command genocide, much less trust him? Even if I thought he were real, I would never follow him, and frankly, it makes me nervous that you do follow him because how do I know you won't think he's commanding you to commit genocide sometime in the future?"
In this week's challenge we posted a quote from atheist Bertrand Russell. Brett's responds.