Is Atheism Morally Bankrupt?

2013-06-07 15:03

Are there any objective moral values if atheism is true? Atheist philosophers Michael Ruse and Edward Wilson’s don't think so. They assert that morality is an evolutionary illusion... [1].

But, the atheist may say, I don't need to read some religious book to know the difference between right and wrong.  Here lies a miss-understanding.  The Christian does not think that one need to "read in a book to know what is right and wrong", neither that Christianity has the authority over right and wrong.  No.  Empathy, sympathy, love, common sense morality - these laws are intuitive realities for both the believer and non-believer.  In Paul's letter to the Romans he stated:  “When the Gentiles ... do instinctively what the law requires…they show that what the law requires is written on their hearts” (2:14–15).

[4] Status of Global Mission, 2013, in the Context of AD 1800–2025 http://www.gordonconwell.edu/resources/documents/StatusOfGlobalMission.pdf

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