LINK: “God and Moral Law” by Mark Murphy

Though I disagree with his conclusions, I’ve always respected the writings of Christian philosopher Mark Murphy on the relationship between God and morality. He has written a book, God and the Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality, which will be published by Oxford University Press early next year. Based on the description of the book, it sounds extremely interesting. Murphy criticizes natural law theory and divine command theory, which are the most dominant theistic accounts of morality.In their… Read more

LINK: The Militant Atheists Must Have Done Something *Really* Bad This Time

Hemant Mehta at the Friendly Atheist blogs about a Christian attorney’s claim that “militant atheists” are out to get the Christians. LINK Read more

Jesusween to Replace Halloween

Glad to see that they are putting the “fun” back in fundamentalism.http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-complete-guide-to-jesusween Read more

Kansas Outlaws Evolution

Once again, the Onion proves that one belly laugh is worth a thousand syllogisms.http://www.theonion.com/articles/kansas-outlaws-practice-of-evolution,2098/ Read more

LINKS: Ethics without God

(Another item from the backlog in my Drafts folder, with some more recent links added in.)Here are some very interesting links related to ethics without God.1. From Daniel Dennett: Robert Wright interviewed Daniel Dennett on being good without God. Video of the interview is available here; a transcript is available here.2. From Tom Clark: Tom Clark from the Center for Naturalism blogs about “Naturalism and Nihilism.” 3. From Alonzo Fyfe: Alonzo Fyfe, of Atheist Ethicist fame, finally published his book,… Read more

LINKS: Theistic Defenses Against the Euthyphro Dilemma

(Another item from the backlog in my Drafts folder)I’ve discovered two essays online and one essay offline which provide interesting responses to the Euthyphro dilemma.1. Steve Lovell, “God as the Grounding of Moral Objectivity: Defending Against the Euthyphro.”2. Michael Sudduth, “Is it Coherent to Suppose that God is both Morally Good and ‘Above Morality’?” (2004)3. William Alston, ““Some Suggestions for Divine Command Theorists.” In Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy, ed. Michael D. Beaty. Notre Dame: University of Notre… Read more

LINK: Is Moral Autonomy Incompatible with the Existence of God?

The late James Rachels wrotes an essay, “God and Moral Autonomy,” in which he defends an argument for the nonexistence of God based on the impossibility of a being worthy of worship. Peter Lupu and Bill Vallicella have an interesting exchange about the argument on the latter’s Maverick Philosopher blog (see here). Read more

LINK: Richard Dawkins’ Hate Mail

LINKRelated Posts:”Extreme Unfriendly Theism or Abusive Theism””Open Letter to Theists about Abusing Atheists” Read more

LINK: New Blog: Religious Child Maltreatment

Janet Heimlich is the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment (Prometheus Books, 2011), the first book to take an in-depth look at child abuse and neglect caused by religious belief.Her blog may be found here: LINK Read more

A reluctant humanist

A tragedy of life is that the longer the list of things you want to get done grows in inverse proportion to the amount of time left to get it done. Just as my pile of books to read gets bigger the fewer years I have left to sit down with them, so the number of potential projects I’d like to tackle just keeps getting larger day by day.So when I was invited to blog here at The Secular Outpost,… Read more

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