Saturday, February 25, 2012

Article: The Moral Argument for God's Existence by Paul Copan

In today's featured article, philosopher Paul Copan provides a version of the Moral Argument for God's Existence.

He argues the following:

1. If objective moral values exist, then God exists.
2. Objective moral values do exist
3. Therefore, God exists.

Copan writes:

"Intrinsically-valuable, thinking persons do not come from impersonal, non-conscious, unguided, valueless processes over time. A personal, self-aware, purposeful, good God provides the natural and necessary context for the existence of valuable, rights-bearing, morally-responsible human persons. That is, personhood and morality are necessarily connected; moral values are rooted in personhood. Without God (a personal Being), no persons - and thus no moral values - would exist at all: no personhood, no moral values. Only if God exists can moral properties be realized."


You can find the rest of the article here.


For a different take on the Moral Argument, see this article by Peter S. Williams.


Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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