Apologetics 315: Essay: The Euthyphro Dichotomy by Mariano Grinbank

Apologetics 315: Essay: The Euthyphro Dichotomy by Mariano Grinbank.

While this sounds like a mouthful, it is really interesting as it asks about the existence of ethics.

Here follows a quote:  “All claims to naturally evolving ethics can be logically disregarded since—as commonsensical or true as they may be—while there may be actions which help to ensure survival, since nature is not an ethical agent there is no natural ethical imperative. We could feed the poor or eat them.”

In fact, if natural selection was the driver behind a natural ethic (one arising by necessity to promote the survival of the fittest), Hitler’s programmes to exterminate undesirables because of their defective genetics was ethical!  We intictively reject such an ethic, atheist or not. Why?

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