Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Uncreated objective transcendent morality (quora)

Why is God necessary for objective morality? Why can't objective transcendent morals exist without God, uncreated, like the Universe could have been?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Self Employed at Writer and Composer
Answered just now
Uncreated transcendent morals sounds like - God.

Note, a Catholic Thomist will never say God created transcendent objective morality. God is that. God on diverse occasions created ways to very partially live up to Himself.

But the natural law as such, is in God Himself.

That said, why would an uncreated transcendent moral system be personal rather than impersonal?

Because, morals that are NOT conscious would be inferior in one quality to what they are judging, i e conscious for instance angelic or for instance human beings.

Hence, transcendent objective morals make more sense with a God creating the universe than with an uncreated universe “being God”.

Hans-Georg Lundahl
Just now
Correction : the Eternal Law is God Himself, the Natural law is one created participation in it.

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