If you read the Old Testament with the presupposition that you don’t think the God of Christianity is worthy of worship and/or read it to find ways to shore up your disbelief, it’s easy to make a seemingly coherent appeal that the OT God is simply awful.
Without God, man made morality is meaningless
From knowledge of God’s enlightening truth into the darkness of ignorance and the confusion of depraved minds
I have been involved in and read a few conversations about objective morality lately and, as such conversations often do, they all got fairly convoluted fairly quickly. The reason this happens, generally, is because the person who opposes objective morality… Read More ›
1. If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist
2. Objective moral values do exist
3. Therefore, God exists
Without God, there can be no morality
The majority of religious skeptics and critics I have spoken with say that they reject Christianity for rational reasons. When I ask them to explain further, they often reveal that their reasons are actually emotional roadblocks.
“If atheism is true, it is far from being good news. Learning that we’re alone in the universe, that no one hears or answers our prayers, that humanity is entirely the product of random events, that we have no more intrinsic dignity than non-human and even non-animate clumps of matter, that we face certain annihilation in death, that our sufferings are ultimately pointless, that our lives and loves do not at all matter in a larger sense, that those who commit horrific evils and elude human punishment get away with their crimes scot free — all of this (and much more) is utterly tragic.”