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MrAngerer July 29th, 2015 9:51pm

Euthyphro's Dilemma: "Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good (#1), or is it morally good because it is commanded by God (#2)?"

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08/01/15 12:49 am

The bible follows culture. Culture changes -> bible and the interpretation of bible changes.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/30/15 5:09 pm

#3. Goodness is that which resembles the nature of God.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
07/29/15 5:09 pm

I don't even know what God is. I can't answer this question.

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 4:35 pm

It depends on how you define "God." If you go by traditional colloquial definitions it would be #2, because goodness is an essential characteristic of the most common characterization of "God." But if by "God" you mean something less beholden to

bethanyq Ess Eff
07/29/15 4:36 pm

cultural tradition, it could be #1, although that does assume that you believe in an articulable definition of "morally good."

Liberatheist Mustafar
07/29/15 3:23 pm

If you go with #1 your saying there's a morality outside of God.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
07/29/15 3:59 pm

No, I chose 1 because I think it's good because He determined it's good. Which fits under 1. After determining then He comanded, 2 different acts.

Liberatheist Mustafar
07/29/15 4:03 pm

That doesn't fit under 1. If he determined it to be morally good it was never morally good to begin with. 1 is assuming it was already morally good before God determined that it was morally good.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
07/29/15 5:14 pm

There was room for interpretation. It's not due to his commandment.