Monday, March 31, 2008

If There Is No God

If there is no transcendent God, there can be no such thing as truth and absolute right. If there is no God, we cannot condemn people for dedicating their lives to their own pleasure and we cannot demand that they place society above themselves. We have no standard by which we can prove that doing good to others is any better than ignoring the needs of others and doing good only for oneself.

In a world without God to underscore absolutes, we can’t expect anyone to live according to any standard society chooses to set up. If there is no God, all rules are mere opinion and none have authority.

1 comment:

Thinker said...

You say: If there is no transcendent God, there can be no such thing as truth and absolute right.

I ask: If there is no God, would you then stand up and proclaim "There can be no such thing as truth and absolute right." and hold that your statement is an absolute truth? This seems to be a contradiction.