Religion and Morality. Many people believe that morality ultimately depends upon an appeal to the dictates of a higher being. Obvious problems with this position: Atheist Scriptural Interpretation Different religious traditions Additional difficulties are highlighted in Plato’s Euthyphro.
1.Is something moral because God commands it? Or
2. Does God command something because it is moral?
1. Morality is arbitrary
2. God’s presumed goodness is reduced to nonsense.
1. God is not the ultimate source of right and wrong.