Does The Mere Existence of Morality Demonstrate God Exists?
When you say there’s too much evil in this world you assume there’s good. When you assume there’s good, you assume there’s such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that’s Who you’re trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there’s no moral Law Giver, there’s no moral law. If there’s no moral law, there’s no good. If there’s no good, there’s no evil. What is your question?
I now maintain nothing is literally right or wrong because there is no morality…
A Literal Fiery Hell?
“Over the centuries, Christians have debated whether hell involves literal flames. I believe, as Calvin and other theologians have, that such a discussion misses the main point of these Scripture passages—namely, we must take hell seriously. The Bible warns us in the strictest terms that it’s not a place we want to be in. And this dire warning isn’t intended merely to scare us; it is intended for our protection.”
— Dinesh D’Souza, Godforsaken
If I could have just half the heart of Job…
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord!”
— Job 1:21
But why is the human choice for freedom over subordination described in the Bible as ‘sin’? Why shouldn’t we know about good and evil? What’s wrong with choosing our own way over God’s way? The answer is that this is what sin means: going with our plan over God’s plan.
Could an omnipotent God create a world with free will but no evil? The clear answer to this question is no. That would be like asking for a four-sided triangle. The very definition of free will includes the real capacity to choose evil, in the same way that the very definition of a triangle includes three-sidedness, and in both cases, we realize that no amount of added power would make impossibilities into possibilities.
…without freedom, we would be incapable of evil; but without freedom, we would also be incapable of good.