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Elzin 1 Fatima Elzin Dr. Henry Philosophy 2240 25 April 2010 Paper #3 Moral values have been adopted and transformed throughout time. Things such as “rape is bad” and “murder is wrong” are universally accepted. But the idea of whether or not morals have been introduced to us through God or whether or not they are inborn in us humans has been discussed multiple times. This argument is represented in the Craig-Nielsen Debate: God, Morality and Evil. Craig disputes that without God, humans would not have objective values whereas Nielson counter argues that God is not the reason why we have moral values. After reading and analyzing the debate, I feel that Craig’s argument is more accurate, God is why we have moral values and without Him there would be no motivations to do well, morally. Craig begins his dispute by tying the existence of God to morality. He states, “1. If God does not exist, then objective moral values do not exist. 2. Evil exists. 3. Therefore, objective moral values exist. 4. Therefore, God exists.” By proving that God exists, Craig
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course PHI 2240 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '10 term at St. John's.

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Paper #3 - Elzin 1 Fatima Elzin Dr. Henry Philosophy 2240...

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