Are There Any “Good” Atheists?
One of the most popular arguments for God’s existence is the moral argument. It can take different forms, but a popular version runs like this: If God doesn’t exist, there are no objective moral values or duties. But moral values and obligations exist – objectively. Therefore, God exists. It’s not unusual for someone to say, “Are you saying that all atheists are bad people? Rude!” The Christian apologist will often reply that the issue isn’t about belief in God but whether or not God exists. After all, we all know moral atheists. It’s true that this is a fundamental misunderstanding of the argument. But do we really know of many good atheists? Relatively so, absolutely. … Read more