God as a basis for morality
Michael De Dora
Posted on June 12, 2012
Ethics blogger Tauriq Moosa has a new post up on Big Think in which he discusses several major problems with one defending his or her moral views with his or her religious views. I particularly liked this passage:
To be free, you must not be able to point to the whims of another individual as your moral justification. One may appeal to reasons made by smarter people, by then you are engaging in their reasoning which any other free agent can assess and dispute: not the Creator of Universe, who I think suffers from the minor problems of inconsistency and non-existence, who you cannot dispute because by definition he “is good” or “must be obeyed”. The circularity traps everyone, not just you, in a prison of moral myopia: where we mistake the bars for protective fences.
You can read the whole thing here.
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