One version of the moral argument for God’s existence is as follows:
1. If God does not exist, objective moral truths do not exist.
2. Objective moral truths exist.
3. Therefore, God exists.
- Quarreling between two or more individuals
- It’s obvious that an objective moral standard exists.
- Measuring value systems
- Attempting to improve morally
- Reasoning over moral issues
- Feeling a sense of obligation over moral matters
- Making excuses for not behaving appropriately
“The cornerstone of the moral argument is the existence of an objective moral standard. If there really is a standard of right and wrong that holds true regardless of our opinions and emotions, then the moral argument has the ability to convince. However, apart from the existence of such an objective standard, moral arguments for God’s existence (and Christian theism) quickly lose their persuasive power and morality as a whole falls to the realm of subjective preference. Although I could say a fair amount about what the world would be like if morality really was a matter of preference (consider The Purge), the purpose of this article is to provide reasons for believing in objective morality (or “moral realism,” as philosophers call it).”
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