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.
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.
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.