Theorists opposing this argument hold that morality is not dependent on the will of God. These theorists limit God’s omnipotence is stating clearly that he cannot make what is wrong, right. The theorists then suggest that God has to bend His will to conform to what is right. They hold that God wills what is morally right because it is right. In this argument, I take the stand that morality is what God wills it to
If God creates creatures that are significantly free, he cannot determine them to do only what is right meaning he must create creatures that are capable of moral evil. Therefore, God cannot guarantee that there will not be evil in the world because a world containing creatures that are significantly free to perform more moral good than evil actions are more valuable. An omnipotent being (God) can't make contradictions be true. Therefore, if God creates a world where there are beings with free will. God can't guarantee that some creatures won't sometimes choose to act badly.
With God at the basis of this ethical theory it is more often, than not, that people who are religious believe in this theory more than those who are not. This is because people who do not believe in God or the
Humans of course would rather be called a product of intelligent design than a result of divine instinct. As far as determining his origin, man generally prefers intelligence to instinct, growth, or
Lewis had divided all human beliefs into either materialistic, stating there is absolutely no point to anything and the existence of universe is coincidence or the religious where there is a purpose for everything (C.S. Lewis, 1952, p. 26). In the last chapter this book I, Lewis states that the law of morality shows the weakness of humanity and inclination towards selfishness, immorality, and manipulation, hate, deceit and pride,
Rushdie says to rely on intuition and logic but Didion is quite the opposite. Didion believes that everything we rely on is created by those around us and is therefore
“Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness” (Immanuel Kant). Morality is the divergence between right and wrong in every aspect of life. The history of the world has demonstrated human need to attain sovereignty. In the journey to achieve this goal, people have forgotten the gravity of the steps taken to complete an ideal and have only focused on the result. There have been several examples where detrimental actions have been taken by fortunate people to accomplish their goals.
The definition of morality is the distinction between right and wrong. Nevertheless, various cultures at different times in history have assorted ideas on what is a part of their moral code. Since every society develops their own independent moral code another society does not have the right to decide if it is wrong. However, there are some values are universal like the ten commandments. Moral codes are developed in various areas and time periods, no moral code is better than others, and there are some codes that are universal.
As in Genesis, “God created mankind in his image”(Genesis 1:27). Humans, though having been made in God’s image, are still the replica that never quite fulfills the true form of the thing it aims to reproduce. According to God, humans may be made to look like him, but this does not necessarily mean we are made to function on the same level as him. However, the imperfect recreation of God seen in humans was done purposefully to create a clear separation between what is God and what is human. If humans were made to the exact specifications of what God is, no longer would the
This was just one of the main critiques of this argument. Along with the past two arguments, there is another argument that deals with God’s
He believes that moral purposes were generated by human society, for human society, over generations passed, to ease human life thus there is no rational intelligence behind it. 1.b. John Lennox’s take on “has science buried God?” John Lennox is a firm believer of the Christian religion. Even though Lennox is a believer of the Christian faith, he is also a scientist who firmly believes that the conviction of a creator not only is under no circumstances arguable, but it is of essential importance when one looks at the creation of the universe and the existence of human kind.
We do not sit back and watch the evil world spin around us, we attempt to save this world through telling them about Jesus. Materialism does not offer such a solution. While they do understand there is a problem of evil in this world, they do not have a solution because, more often, they do not see it because it is not material and right in front of them. To me, having a real solution(Jesus, the Bible, faith) to a real problem(evil), makes the Christian worldview the most believable, most applicable, and better way to live than