is an action good because God commands it, or does God command it because it’s good?

~ by moz on April 14, 2009.

2 Responses to “”

  1. haha i thought of this before. i think the statements aren’t mutually exclusive; because goodness is innate in God’s nature, it can be both.

  2. yeah, it’s an old thought, nicely phrased by plato tho. i think the question doesn’t intend to divide the two and so agreed: they aren’t mutually exclusive. i think it intends to question which is the causation of the other. and while that sounds like a pretty fruitless exercise, as chicken and egg, it raises serious implications on the origins of both, regardless of one’s answer.

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