Atheist Ramblings - 4.1
A little logic test...
...It is often said that god commands morals and that without god, we would have no morals. Well, lets look at that question. Can we as mere mortals find morals without god, or do we need him to command to us what is moral or not.
===--- This was an old flash based logic quiz... so sadly it no longer works ---===>
This is a rough aproximation of how the logic quiz worked
|Question: Can God's commands make an action moral? Yes or No?|
Identify the true statement:
true/false - Either God exists or God does not exist
true/false - If God does not exist, then God's commands can not make an action moral.
true/false - If God does exist, then God's commands must make an action moral.
What is moral is moral because it is commanded by God.
God commands what is moral because it is moral.
If God's commands can not make an action moral then God saying something is wrong does not, by itself, make that thing wrong. Nor does God saying something is right make it right.
There must be some other method of determining what is right and wrong than following God's words or commands.
The above logic test is based losely on dialogues gathered on mailing lists and on IRC. Apologies and credit go to those who thought the original trains of thought, and I use them here with only loose permission since I dont remember who exactly said what...back