Category Archives: Golden Rule

God (is) the Golden Rule (ought) without offending Hume

Would very much appreciate some feedback on this.  I have tried to put all of it in my own words without referring to influential sources.  Clearly some of it needs more reasons (like the GR’s presence in every major culture/religion, how … Continue reading

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Open letter to William Lane Craig regarding April 7 debate with Sam Harris

[ Reposting from Friday. ] I know you are a seasoned apologist but wondered if you will be using Hume’s is-ought fallacy, and Harris’ appreciation of correspondence theory, to question Harris on what his real ought corresponds to in reality, … Continue reading

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Philosophers’ Carnival #122

Welcome to the 122nd fortnightly edition of Philosophers’ Carnival!  Without too much ado [ besides a plug for the Carnival’s new FB page ] I present to you a philosophers’ blog carnival that is (this round) predominantly about mostly Philosophy of Religion and mostly Ethics…with a smidge … Continue reading

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The New, New Theism

Edited the fourth option on my scale 2/17/11. THE NEW, NEW THEISM (a bit of satire)followed by three versions of Dawkins’ belief scale, the final version being mine The theism of the New, New Theism is not a belief, but a … Continue reading

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At Coffee with the Euthyphro Dilemma

Maryann, Dawkins, and Harris are at coffee…Maryann pops off with… Maryann: It is a true fact that love…treating the other as self…is the highest value. Dawkins (pre-Moral Landscape): Nature neither knows nor cares. Nature just is. Maryann: Agreed. But the … Continue reading

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Moral realism and our rights and liberties, part 3

How do we distinguish man-made morality from true morality, and how can we use that moral truth to make the case for protecting the rights of every individual on the globe?  In part 1 of this series, we saw that … Continue reading

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Are you an essentialist or a voluntarist?

Seven questions, followed by three possible outcomes: Upon what should human (rights) laws be based? ☐Humans should stop making baseless laws (at best, the base is impossible to know) and let nature take its course. (N/S) ☐Human (rights) laws should … Continue reading

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Against Pragmatism

Pragmatism is a philosophy which makes “practical results” or utility the criterion for both what is true and what is good (according to James, truth is a species of good*). It will be shown that this philosophy is inadequate. A … Continue reading

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Natural Empathy and Supernatural Love

Natural Empathy and Supernatural Love In this thread I’m just making sure my ideas on morality are consistent… Some verses on generally revealed morality: Luke 6:32-35; Romans 1:19; 2:14. A while back I compiled a list of potentially conflicting ideas … Continue reading

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The motivation to do good is God.

Some who glorify evil imply that the only motivation to do good is lost when God is not in the picture. In a way this is true, because, as Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches … Continue reading

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