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The Evidence for God: Morality

[Updated 02/02/15] Is Morality Objective? God and Moral Values God and Human Value Theism and the Rationality of Morality God and Moral Commands Conclusion

See also: Is the Moral Argument Unbelievable?

Jewish history records that Alexander Janneus had 800 of his enemies crucified at his palace while forcing them to watch the execution of their wives and children.

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Can New Atheists Condemn the Holocaust?

If you’re a New Atheist don’t have a conniption. Questions like this often arise in debates about atheism and morality; it is important to clarify why some theists believe that morality provides evidence against atheism. But of course you can (and almost certainly do) condemn genocide and barbarism.

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Craig and the Cheerfulness of New Atheism

William Lane Craig has some interesting interviews with the Centre of Public Christianity. In the first interview Craig argues that New Atheists should be more downcast; he gives two provocative reasons. The first is practical – New Atheism is on the wane.

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Why Should I Believe that God Exists? Part Two

Q: OK, so why do you have two parts to your answer?

A: My answer is “there are laws.” There are the laws of nature we discussed in part one; but there are also moral laws.

Q: But scientists and philosophers have explanations for those, don’t they?

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Q: Can atheists be good?

A: Yes: indeed many self defined atheists are more moral than many Christians – in terms of their patience, common sense and generosity. To be human is to have the imprint of the moral law on us.

Q: Can atheists explain the origins of morality ?

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