Tag Archives: Axiological Argument

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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The Self-Evident Nature of Objective Moral Truths

I occasionally encounter someone who rejects the existence of objective, transcendent moral truths. For many people, all moral truth is merely perspectival; a matter of flexible, cultural convention. Yet there appear to be a number of moral absolutes that transcend culture and history. These objective truths beckon us to seek …

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Are Moral Truths Encoded in Our DNA?

How do we arrive at transcendent, objective moral truths like, “It’s never OK to torture babies for fun” or (my new favorite from a blog reader) “It’s never OK to torture non-believers just because you don’t like them?” From where do such commonly held moral notions come? Some people argue …

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How the Massacre in Syria Demonstrates the Existence of God

Last month the world learned of yet another horrific attack on civilians in Syria. The New York Times called it the “worst chemical attack in years,” as media outlets aired images of women and children “writhing, choking, gasping or foaming at the mouth.” In the midst of this reported carnage, …

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Why Moral Truth Most Reasonably Points to the Existence of God (Video)

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Joe Amaral on 100 Huntley Street about the nature of moral truth and J. Warner’s journey from atheism to Christian theism. J. Warner talks about his effort to learn more about the moral wisdom statements of Jesus and how reading the gospels began an …

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