The New Euthyphro

There are countless angles to take in approaching the somewhat difficult task of teaching covenantal/presuppositional apologetics. What follows may be one of them.

Socrates famously asked, “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” The so-called Euthyphro Dilemma has haunted and warmed the halls of the academy ever since.

The difficulty with answering that the good is willed by God because it is good is that the standard of good in this view exists quite apart from and in superiority to God. God appeals to a …

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We’ve Got Mail: Does evolution explain morality?

Hi Chris,

What about the argument from the evolutionary atheist that evolution explains morality. For example people don’t stab someone in the stomach because they have empathy. They know that stabbing someone would cause a unpleasant response. So pain is “bad” and we try to avoid it so we can survive together.

Thank you,

Svy

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Svy,

The argument you offered is exceedingly bad. I am not sure whether or not it fairly represents the argument you have in mind, but I will briefly respond to it as you have presented it.

For example people don’t stab someone in the

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