challenges to the divine command theory

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  • challenges to the divine command theory
    • euthyphro dilemma
      • is morality arbitrary if it is down to the command of a divine being?
      • if god decides what is good then does this suggest god does this because they are right and good independent of god?
    • there is a problem with identifying a specific religious ethic within a religion and the variety of interpretations this may be given
    • there are more controversial aspects of conflict when a small minority group within a religion may propose specific interpretations of ethical principles that other groups in that religion may not agree with.
    • the main challenge is that it has no flexibility to adapt to the changing views about morality that are accepted by most people today.


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