Although only somewhat relevant to this discussion, following a recent clip I watched with Sam Harris and William Lane Craig made me ponder about his again. During the clip, Sam Harris gives a speech about morality, and then towards the end, Dr. Craig comes out says something like the following: "With Atheism you have no bases on which to make that moral judgment."
Anyway, I don't know if any of those Atheists like Sam Harris have presented anyone let alone Dr. Craig with any of the dilemmas of what the Theists are advocating that I am going to demonstrate here. When a Theist talks about the absolute authoritarian morality they are talking about what can be classed as "Divine Command Theory."
The thing is that with "Divine Command Theory" also comes several issues, and among them is the
Euthyphro dilemma. I myself have asked this on a few occasions to Theists but only got one response from one Theist, which I will grant was a clever response but still didn't cut it for solving this Dilemma. Anyway, I'd like to challenge any Theist with the following and see if they can solve it:
Are morally good acts willed by God because they are morally good, or are they morally good because they are willed by God?
The unexamined thought is not worth thinking.