Morality and God

I have been conversing with two young self-proclaimed atheists about the relationship between belief in God and morality.  I thought some of you might be interested in this conversation.  The article is found on their blog at http://livingthemystery.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/morality-and-religion-inseparable/ .

This post is a follow-up to a previous discussion that we had concerning the question “Is America a Christian Nation.”  I agreed that it was not, but that belief in a creator or designer was foundational to the principle of unalienable rights that we as Americans hold so dearly.  You can find this discussion on their blog as well at http://livingthemystery.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/is-america-a-christian-nation/ .

Please have a look at these articles, especially the one on morality and leave your comments on their site.

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2 Responses to Morality and God

  1. fivepeasinapod says:

    I have spent a lengthy time reading all the dialogue on both posts and while I am not prepared to enter the discussion (as I in no way feel up to the task) I felt to reply here.

    We can clearly see, when we look around us, that our society is embracing the atheist view on morality. It is unfortunate, and I do not like the outlook for the future.

    I quote from “Morality and Religion – Inseparable”

    Tim says: “If morality is determined by the most powerful, it opens the door to all types of abuse and evil that cannot be condemned as wrong.

    Latinforbear (Atheist) says: Sure, it opens the door to all types of abuse and evil, but it can still be condemned as wrong by those of different moral standards. In summation, its not a universal thing.”

    I’ll take GOD’S different moral standards over that of society any day!

    Thank you, Tim, for being a light and standing up for God’s way in the midst of this darkness.

  2. Tim Farley says:

    fivepeasinapod:

    Thank you for taking the time to read all of that. These have been lengthy discussions! Thank you also for the encouraging words. Unfortunately, I see signs of the U.S. culture embracing an atheistic worldview as well. I only hope I am wrong.

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