LINK: Is God a Moral Compromiser?

Christian scholar Thom Stark has written a book-length rebuttal to Christian philosopher Paul Copan’s book, Is God a Moral Monster? (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011).  The title of Stark’s book is, Is God a Moral Compromiser? A Critical Review of Paul Copan’s “Is God a Moral Monster?” (second ed.). Stark’s entire book is available for free as a PDF file on his website.

Observant readers will notice I included a “new atheism” label on this post, insofar as the new atheists criticize the morality of the actions attributed to God by the Bible and insofar as Copan’s book is partially a response to those criticisms.

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About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.

  • Reynold

    It doesn't seem to matter what god does…his followers will excuse anything and go on to claim that morality is grounded in their god.

    Never mind that he doesn't follow the same moral rules the he gives to us.

    example. Oy.

  • Jeffery Jay Lowder

    Reynold — Your post reminds me of the saying, "A theory that can explain everything explains nothing."

  • Luke Talley


    I would enjoy hearing more about your beliefs. You post a link criticizing another blogger for his response and you respond it it with one word. Not a very good critique in my opinion. Thus, I would enjoy to hear you elaborate on your comment, "he doesn't follow the same moral rules that he gives to us." What do you mean?

    In regards to your first sentence, if God is real, then where else would you have morals grounded? If God is not real, where would you have morals grounded?