Ordinary Morality Implies Atheism

Stephen Maitzen
2009 European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  
I present a "moral argument" for the non-existence of God. Theism, I argue, can't accommodate an ordinary and fundamental moral obligation acknowledged by many people, including many theists. My argument turns on a principle that a number of philosophers already accept as a constraint on God's treatment of human beings. I defend the principle against objections from those inclined to reject it.
doi:10.24204/ejpr.v1i2.343 fatcat:zgpiphbhdfgfzkg3px4g3vqz4m