Can You Be Moral Without God?

Last week –

       Mass density of universe


Accidental Existence?

      Conclusion : 

Why do people universally BELIEVE in something …..

Why do we feel some things are universally wrong.?

If existence is random, accidental, then “universals” are very difficult to explain .

Speaking of explain, if accidental, how can we trust our own reasoning – ???

Define Morality

    – is there a distinction between right and wrong. 

    – refers to the set of standards that enable people to live cooperatively in groups

     ILLUS : Real Estate Ethics class


     What is morality…


     “I try to be good person”

      “What if you feel like you don’t need God to     

        be good? “

Can you be “moral” w/o God?

      Role of conscience 

      Origin of conscience…

Subjective morality


objective morality.

     Objective morality means that moral statements like “murder is bad” is independent of the person saying it. Objective morality means that there is a standard of morality that transcends human opinions and judgements. Morals are not invented, they are discovered. Now that our society has seemingly transformed into a “post-truth” society, objective morals have come under attack. A “post-truth” society is a society which is not concerned with objective facts, but rather, right and wrong are based on personal subjective feelings, tastes, and personal belief.

As Christians, one of the best arguments we have for God is the moral argument. Of all the attacks on Christianity and God, a Christian will most likely hear the most attacks on this subject. Why? Because everyone can relate to this topic. Each one of us every day makes moral judgements and decisions every day, ranging from opening the door for someone to helping someone who just got in a car wreck. Just so we can have a basis for what the argument actually is, it goes as follows:

Premise 1: If objective moral values and duties exist then God exists
Premise 2: Objective morals values and duties do exist
Conclusion: Therefore, God exits

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Ten Commandments – Exodus 20

Two Greatest commandments – Mark 12

Problem of sin…..

No one is good…

Mark 10:

17As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ d ”

20“Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”

21Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”