10about half of americans (53%) say it is not necessary to believe in god to be moral, while 45% say belief in god is necessary to have good values, according to a 2014 survey in other wealthy countries, smaller shares tend to say that a belief in god is essential for good morals, including just 15% in france. Jesus' distinct claims of being god eliminate the popular ploy of skeptics who regard him as just a good moral man or a prophet who said a lot of profound things so often that conclusion is passed off as the only one acceptable to scholars or as the obvious result of the intellectual process. This line of reasoning not only points to the existence of god, it begins to explain who god is, that is, what attributes god has we can begin to see that god is not some evil monster, but rather is a loving and rational god, consistent with the god of the bible. (2) if one believes in the christian god then if he exists then one receives an infinitely great reward and if he does not exist then one loses little or nothing (3) if one does not believe in the christian god then if he exists then one receives an infinitely great punishment and if he does not exist then one gains little or nothing.
Well, if you are mormon or muslim, god finds it perfectly moral that a man might take multiple women as wives while judaism and christianity believe in monogamous unions as sanctified by god. Moral relativism says, it's true for me, if i believe it moral relativism has steadily been accepted as the primary moral philosophy of modern society, a culture that was previously governed by a judeo-christian view of morality. This paper will look at the issue of god and morals and if one can be moral and not believe in god - can one be moral and not believe in god essay introduction i will show an argument for each side of this coin along with giving which side i agree with.
Philosophical essay: you will write a two-part 5-6 page essay using our library guide for phil101 and our online library to answer one of the following questions: please be sure to carefully read the syllabus assignment instructions prior to submission, as well as review the example in the syllabus of the philosophical essay part 1. Because an atheist does believe in god, but does not believe that he believes in god, he is simply a walking bundle of inconsistencies one type to watch for is a behavioral inconsistency this is where a person's behavior does not comport with what he claims to believe. 1 identify at least one encyclopedia, or similar work, providing a big picture overview of key issues your topic needs to address 2 identify at least one secondary source, an interpretive work, addressing your topic which was written by someone other than the philosophers identified in your topic. Whether it is rational to believe in god or not is another story, like believing in god itself, this topic has brought many discussions it is one thing to discuss whether god is real or not and it is a complete other to discuss whether it is rational to believe in god or not. I firmly believe this is bedrock and right and that anyone who does not believe it cannot have probed deeply enough into the grounds of his moral beliefs 5 any questions one criticism of moral relativism is that it cannot cope with the reformer's dilemma.
The problem of evil argues in one direction, from the existence of evil to the non-existence of god: if there were an omniscient, omnipotent and benevolent god then there wouldn't be any evil, but there is evil, and there therefore can't be an omniscient, omnipotent and benevolent god. Recently, i became aware of a professor at one of the local colleges whose goal is to convince his students that you can have a system of ethics without a belief in god. It doesn't matter whether right and wrong are defined in terms of god's will or whether moral laws are laws of nature: whatever the merits of such theories, there are still the moral teachings of one's religion about particular issues. Agnostics believe that it's not possible to know for sure whether there is a god or not - there is always a bit of doubt when we talk about what we believe in, particularly when it comes to religion agnostics may share many values with humanists - such as the desire to keep inquiring and asking questions - but they allow for the possibility. One cannot do so because in order to rationally believe something, the proposition must first be justified, and as a moral relativist you know that no moral proposition is true before you believe it, so you would not have any justification for accepting it.
I will combine into a single essay the chapters remaining after this one this chapter of why i believe is probably the strongest one in the book dr kennedy does a decent job describing various moral systems, and he makes a fairly good case, with only a few glaring weaknesses, for the moral system offered by christianity. The will to believe william james clifford's ethics the principle that we have called the requirement of rationality, and which might also be called intellectualism or evidentialism received its most famous formulation in an essay by w k clifford — an otherwise minor figure — entitled the ethics of belief. Perhaps one should ask, can a person be truly ethical if he or she has not developed a caring moral conscience it need not be based upon the fear or love of god, nor on obedience to his commandments, but rather on an internalized sense of right and wrong. Can one be moral and not believe in god can one be moral and not believe in godthis paper will look at the issue of god and morals and if one can be moral and not believe in godi will show an argument for each side of this coin along with giving which side i agree with. No one can tell you that you have to believe that god is here or not, even if you are not sure about it, you have to seek by yourself the bible said that there is people who saw the god, so there is some evidence that appear here, jesus also said in the bible you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart, i will be found.
If god did not exist, then god would not be the greatest conceivable being, and that would contradict the very definition of god a second argument is the teleological argument the teleological argument states that since the universe displays such an amazing design, there must have been a divine designer. It is most reasonable to believe that god really is there, given such widespread belief in him—unless atheists can come up with a very persuasive explanation for religious belief, one that takes full account of the experience of believers and shows that their experience is best explained as delusion and not insight. Morality morality defined morality speaks of a system of behavior in regards to standards of right or wrong behavior the word carries the concepts of: (1) moral standards, with regard to behavior (2) moral responsibility, referring to our conscience and (3) a moral identity, or one who is capable of right or wrong action. A survey of philosophical arguments for the existence of god includes expositions and assessments of pascal's wager, and the ontological, cosmological, teleological and moral arguments, along with several other arguments for theism.
Recognizing that not all decisions are ethical, one's moral principles acts as a guide for their behavior and decision making therefore, ethics do (and should) play a major role in decision making.