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O.M. exist w/out a god God is necessary for an O.M.
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An Objective Morality (O.M.) w/out (any) God

Regardless of the god someone may have faith in, I don't believe they are necessary to create an objective morality. 

O.M. exist w/out a god

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God is necessary for an O.M.

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God is necessary for objective morality. Objective morality, by definition, is not subjective. Therefore, it cannot originate in the individual. It cannot originate in a collection of individuals. It is not instinct, because objective morality is what emphasizes our instincts over another.

For example, if a man is about to fall of a cliff, and you are afraid of heights, you will have the "fight or flight" instinct. Either you "fight", by facing your fear and rescuing the man, or you will choose "flight" and do nothing/run away. Objective morality results in your "fight" instinct to win, even though in a materialistic universe there is only one mode of life: survival/self-preservation.

Therefore, objective morality is not an instinct, but rather emphasizes one instinct over another. Therefore, it must be beyond our natural selves and be, by definition, supernatural. There must be a supernatural "lawgiver" who lays down the objective moral laws which guide our choices.

Side: God is necessary for an O.M.

How can morality exist, with a moral Law Giver? That is the logical comflict, in your argument.

Side: God is necessary for an O.M.
BurritoLunch(5935) Clarified
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How can morality exist, with a moral Law Giver? That is the logical comflict, in your argument.

Hi sugar dumpling. The logical conflict in your argument is how can you know what god wants based only on the words of men?

Side: O.M. exist w/out a god
YIsRisenLord(1033) Clarified
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The Bible is the Word of Yaheh God, inspired to have men write it for Him.

Side: O.M. exist w/out a god