Episode 048: The moral argument for God

Philosophy of Religion podcast

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In this episode I continue to re-trace my steps through my mini speaking tour earlier this year. This talk was the second in a series of introductory talks on apologetics. In it, I introduce and explain the moral argument for the existence of God.

 

 

 

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  • Edward Lilydale July 9, 2013, 1:34 pm

    Do you have a transcript of this podcast? I want to rip it to pieces but need to see the text just to clarify a couple of things.

  • Glenn July 9, 2013, 11:37 pm

    Hi Edward, I’m afraid you’ll have to resource the effort yourself. 🙂

  • Sam Harris July 10, 2013, 12:56 am

    We get object moral facts from science. Not from god. Read my book The Moral Landscape to find out more.

  • Glenn July 10, 2013, 11:59 am

    Sam, I’ve read it. Chuckled about it. Podcasted on the argument too. It fails.
    http://www.rightreason.org/2010/episode-035-sam-harris-science-and-morality/

  • Ben Condon July 13, 2013, 2:20 pm

    What are the practical disadvantages of being a moral non-realist?

  • Glenn July 13, 2013, 8:34 pm

    Ben, I take the view, not held by everyone, that we should believe things if they are true, and disbeliever them if they are not, and so we should be in the business of finding out what’s true.

    There may be cases where there exist practical benefits in believing falsehoods and there may be cases where there are practical disadvantages in believing the truth. But I tend not to concern myself all that much with such things.

    Are you asking because you suspect that – from the standpoint of moral realism – there are practical disadvantages in being a moral non-realist? Or is your question driven by the suspicion that there are no such disadvantages?

  • Jordan Lamothe July 21, 2013, 12:45 pm

    hmm…this one and the nonmoral goodness of God podcast only play about 12 minutes for me

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