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Posted by Harvey on June 15, 2001 14:18:49 UTC

S.H.,

I don't think your position or the position that God declares some moral acts 'good' are necessarily contradictory. The way in which morality has evolved is in my view directly connected to our biological origins. For example, if species cooperation wasn't effective at promoting evolution, then it is unlikely we would see much need of cooperation in our morality. But, be that as it may, we happen to live in a world where cooperation aids to survival and thus humans also cooperate with each other and have even included such cooperative acts as part of moral action (e.g., "help those in need").

On the other hand, it is unimaginable to live in a world where there is no God since such a world is an impossibility (my opinion). The reason is that God is the basis for existence and without that basis you have nothing that can exist (even mathematical symmetries). So, whatever morals that exist owe their existence to God.

Warm regards, Harv

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