Thursday, September 19, 2019

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

Monroe County

For several reasons, I could never be an atheist.

One reason is this: my belief in objective morality. As Walls and Baggett write,

"most all of the abuses, perversions, corruptions, and various instances of cruelty, inhumanity, and meanness are best identified for what they are and denounced for being as bad as they are only by holding fast to the category of objective moral truth, without which we lose the resource to renounce them robustly." (God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning, pp. 1-2. Oxford University Press.)

Morality simply makes better sense, constitutes a better fit, in a theistic world than an atheistic world.

If you are a Jesus-follower, and wish to study this in depth, here are some resources I find valuable.

  • David Baggett, "(R) Moral Arguments (actually R1 to Rn) An Abductive Moral Argument for God," in Walls and  Dougherty, Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God.