Talk:Divine command theory
This article seems to wander all over the map... it goes from talking about its subject to a clumsy walk into arguments (and refutations) about the existence of God. What the hell is "Divine command theory" anyway, and who subscribes to it? I'm almost thinking deletion would be the kindest solution here... ħuman 07:19, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
- Then again, maybe I just don't understand it. Or then again, I might be right in that it is written lumpily. ħuman 07:20, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Argument by assertion
I'm not sure if this is a valid line of reasoning. We are considering an axiom, here, for defining what is morally good and morally bad: What God declares good is good, what God declares bad is bad and what God does not chime in on is neither good nor bad.
If we assume God has the ability to declare something morally good, then we can assume God has the ability to declare that He, Himself, is morally good. It is just a direct derivation of our initial assumption. In order to make this an argument by assertion, we would have to show that given the assertions above, there is a contradiction.