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Letters to a Doubting Thomas 9: A Moral Argument

12/06/2010

Short chapter: The main point is that in order for the strongest reasons to favor acting morally (i.e. the moral order is true), God must exist. I may be misunderstanding his point, but my skimming seems to support this summary. I would. . . tend to agree on this I think. Only some sort of outside force could make it so that it is always good in the long run to act morally. Of course, if this is an argument in support of God, then it’s fallacious. It’s just another argument from final consequences. The final consequences of x existing are good, therefore x exists. Not valid. Unless we can prove beforehand that the moral order is true, then it doesn’t seem to support Theism and boils down to wishful thinking.

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