Morality

How Selflessness Points Most Reasonably to the Christian God

As an atheist I affirmed the value of selflessness. Most cultures find this attribute similarly attractive and virtuous. People who put themselves before others are typically scorned, regardless of one’s religious convictions. As novelist and Oxford scholar, C.S. Lewis once said, “Men have differed as regards what people you ought …

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Confusing Moral Utility With Moral Creation

Are moral laws simply a product of cultural utility and sociocultural evolution? As a skeptic, I used to think so. I believed moral laws evolved along with the species. Humans who accepted certain moral behaviors and principles were far more likely to survive, and that’s exactly what happened; those who …

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