Monday, March 18, 2013
William Lane Craig: Can We Be Good Without God?
Belief in God is obviously not required to perform moral actions. An atheist can be generous, kind, loving, and so on. But if God does not exist, there is no source of objective moral values and duties, so nothing is really good or bad without God. That is, while an atheist can be generous, kind, and loving, these characteristics are no more objectively good than stinginess, cruelty, and hate, if atheism is true. Hence, while the atheist can do good things without belief in God, no one can be good without God. William Lane Craig explores the issue: