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William Carlton's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by William Carlton

"There's no morality without God."

This is such a common move, it is a must for any thinking person to have a good response handy. I tend to mimic Steven Pinker on this. I like to point out that a morality which is moral simply because God says so could conceivably include ANY commandment, such as to murder one's own child (I'm thinking of YOU, Abraham). If there is a morality which has good reasons for being observed, then why not appeal to those reasons directly?

Sat, 01 May 2010 16:44:00 UTC | #464619