The Moral Argument

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Summary

1. If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist.
2. Objective moral values and duties do exist.
3. Therefore, God exists.

Discussion

1. If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist.

Without God naturalism is true, and morality is illusory.

How dare you say all atheists are bad people!

The issue is not belief in God, but the existence of God.

Euthyphro Dilemma

God's nature is the Good, and God's will necessarily express His nature.

Atheistic moral platonism

AMP is unintelligible, has no basis for duty, and is improbable.

Humanism

Humanism is an arbitrary and implausible stopping point.

2. Objective moral values and duties do exist.

Moral experience reveals this.

Sociobiological account invalidates moral experience.

SBA doesn't undermine the truth of the moral beliefs.

SBA doesn't undermine the justification of moral beliefs, for it assumes atheism is true, and is self-defeating.

3. Therefore, God exists.

This follows from 1 and 2.

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