Category Archives: Natural Law and Divine Command

Ethics & Morality

Below is a collection of my thinking on the grounding and justification of moral truth. I am warming up for something. Divine Essentialism God wills it (right) because He is good — essentialism. 1/4/08 (Not mine. Precursor.) The Sword and the … Continue reading

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Leibnizian Moral Argument?

I think my moral argument for God’s existence is similar to Leibniz’ cosmological argument (except it has to do with the explanation of the Good, a.k.a. the Golden Rule). If you’d rather not say “the Golden Rule,” then say what everyone … Continue reading

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The Moral Argument

Update 1/30:  Expanded on some things The Moral Argument I don’t like the traditional version of this argument that argues from the moral law to a moral law-giver: Traditional Argument from Morality Premise 1:  There is an objective moral law. Premise … Continue reading

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Poll: What grounds objective moral truth?

Choose one option from this poll: God wills the good in accordance with his loving nature. The good is a construct of God, man or nature. Nothing, there are only constructs which do not obligate. In other words: What grounds … Continue reading

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Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics" ch.6: Truth Defined and Defended

The apologetics study group LOVES this quote from Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics:  “We may be entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts.” p. 124  It’s actually a variant of a quote commonly attributed to Daniel Patrick … Continue reading

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Observations on the finale of Fringe

The Observer known as “September” So tonight was the (correction:  fall) finale of Fringe, named Wallflower for an invisible man, but probably also calling attention to Peter taking a less active roll in this particular multiverse by making Lincoln more attractive to Olivia … Continue reading

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Answering Stephen Law’s evil god argument

This is a reply to Stephen Law’s “evil god” argument he gave in his debate with William Lane Craig in October.  I first posted a version of it in a comment to my blog post here, in reply to Jason … Continue reading

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Answering Jerry Coyne and Jason Thibodeau on the Euthyphro Dilemma

Maryann, Matt, Tom and Jerry (missing:  Jason) I’m writing this blog post to get in on the most recent Euthyphro Dilemma dilemma between atheist biologist Jerry Coyne and my fellow Christian Apologetics bloggers Matt Flannagan of MandM and Tom Gilson … Continue reading

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Good without God?

Under every billboard of the sort above, should be the following one (click to get it on its own page)…

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Philosophers’ Carnival call for submissions

I’ll be hosting the next Philosophers’ Carnival on June 27 (submit by June 25).  Email submission if need be. . Some topics I’d like to see in the submissions: How can an objectively true moral ‘ought’ correspond to the ‘is’ of reality? … Continue reading

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