Flaw in the judgment
Recently, I witnessed a debate between a minister and a freethinker. The minister made one of the most asinine statements I have heard in a while. He said, “atheists and agnostics could know nothing of morals or ethics, because good and evil are independent of human opinion. In other words, God is the standard of what is good, and goodness has no meaning apart from its existence in God.”
I have yet to hear an ethical statement or witness a moral act made or accomplished by a person of faith that could not have been made or performed by an atheist, agnostic or skeptic. And furthermore, just because a person of faith behaves well because they fear hellfire is not proof that they are personally moral or ethical.
If I find certain religious beliefs morally inadequate, a generous quantity of believers will insist we cannot judge God, because our moral judgment is flawed and we must rely on God as our moral guide. If we cannot rely on our faulty judgment in judging God to be less than moral, then it should be apparent we are unfit to judge him good. One is as judgmental as the other.
If there is a God, at the present we cannot comprehend such an entity. In all history of religion, man’s deities have been cruel, barbaric gods. All were gods of a small world, and were ignorant of even that world, much less the universe.
Maybe our judgment is flawed after all. AL CASE Onia