“The Christian Post” recently published an article with a thought provoking title, “Atheist Sam Harris Partly Right That God Not Necessary for Morality, Christian Apologist Says.”1 A naïve reader of this article may think that Christianity endorses the atheistic notion that morality does not require God. Is it so? This is our first question.
While discussing this subject within the confines of Historic Christianity, evangelical apologists argue that God is necessary for objective moral values. Thomists, on the other hand, argue that there is a sense in which God’s existence is not necessary for objective morality but they also contend that there is a sense in which God’s existence is necessary for objective morality. Are these views reconcilable? This is our second question. [Read more…]