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God and Morals, Part 2

Posted by Matt Postiff June 6, 2014 on Matt Postiff's Blog under Theology 

What was the point of @RZIMCanada's original tweet?

Andy was saying that Christians cannot legitimately claim that all atheists act immorally or that they have no morals. We do, however, say that they have no logical basis to ground their morals. In fact, they borrow morals given by God. They cannot give a rational account for morality within their own system. That is, if you ask them why murder is wrong, they will say something self-referential or circular like, "It just is." Or they will say that societal norms have evolved that way. But as soon as they appeal to one authority, they are caught because there are other "authorities" who disagree (Hitler is probably the most common counter-example). There is nothing in the atheist's system of thought that makes murder inherently wrong for all people.

In the Christian worldview, there is such a firm ground for the moral "murder is wrong," and it is the Christian God, Who rules over all.

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