Monday, March 31, 2008

Moving the guesswork

Right. I’ve made it through the day. This morning was achingly slow, this afternoon shockingly busy. Not a great combination when you’re shattered.

Here’s another bit of other-people-blog-so-I-don’t-have-to.

Larry writes on the argument that belief in god is the only way to justify morality:

There's a persistent tendency… [to think] that belief held as the conclusion of a logical argument is superior to belief held without logical argument.
This idea is completely retarded.
… A conclusion is no stronger just by virtue of being a conclusion, because conclusions are only as strong as the premises from which one draws the conclusion. The theist (and, sadly, many secular ethical philosophers) just moves the guesswork from the statement about morality to some premises about a god and what it wants.

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