Debate:If God does not exist, can anything be morally wrong?
Aside from God, might makes right. God dictates morality. --BenjaminS 16:18, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
It really depends how you define morality. If morality is what is right and wrong, as set down by God, then of course no morals exists if God does not exist. However, many people would give morality a broader definition. For example, most atheists would say they attempt to hold to some set of morals which they believe to be right. ~ SharonS Talk! 16:30, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
Man is still answerable to his fellow man. A morality dictated by God is replaced by a morality dictated by the community. Myk 16:29, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
- In other words majority rules... might makes right. --BenjaminS 16:44, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
- Ummm.... no? Might makes right is a little over simplistic. Look back in to the origins of religion and you will see that the moral code was based on how best for a community to survive. Fragile communities fragment when people steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, etc. God telling people what is right and wrong... that is might makes right. Morality not from God is people deciding what is best not just for themselves, but for the community. Myk 16:59, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
There is a spelling error in the title... you might want to check that out. --Cowgirl 16:26, 4 April 2007 (EDT)