Objective Morality

Christians like to claim biblical morality is objective morality. They claim it is built-in to the universe. It is the one special morality completely independent of man. However, if you study physics, there is no sign of a preferred moral code wired into the universe. Every religion makes such a claim. Will the real objective morality please stand up. There is nothing that singles out Christianity as any more plausible than any other religion.

The claim that biblical morality was composed by the creator of the universe implies the bible as a whole must have been composed by the creator. However, the bible is so full of error and inconsistency and it is so badly written that it is simply nowhere near the quality you would expect from the creator of the universe. In addition, the bible is flat out wrong on every pronouncement it makes about science and most of those about history. The bible was written by humans just like any other holy hook. Therefore the morality it describes is subjective, composed by humans, not in the least unique or special. You have to conclude, there is no such thing as objective morality.

The other problem is biblical morality is so absurd and barbaric, even the most fundamentalist Christians ignore 99% of it. It is a preposterous candidate for a universal objective morality.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)