Sometimes doing what's right isn't easy. Sometimes we get hurt or excluded from society in the pursuit of doing what is right. So what is the incentive of pursuing right-living? If we are a product of chance, matter, and molecules (nothing supernatural existing), what's wrong with star dust bumping into star dust. What's wrong with eating babies? Why are we not appalled when humans kill each other like when lions kill other lions if we come from the same cosmic matter they come from? Remember Darwinian Evolution states that we have evolved from the same matter as the phone or computer you looking at now.
I think we all believe that humans have intrinsic worth. We believe that a human being is worth being respected and treated with dignity regardless of whether there is an incentive or not. Where does this come from? If we live in just a materialistic world (all that exists is what we can sense with our 5 senses), we cannot justify this. Why is our motive not to survive and thrive at all costs like animals do? We believe surviving and thriving is important within the context of right-living and never out of it. For instance, Apartheid was wrong because the white people who supported it wanted their race to survive and thrive outside the context of how we deem humans should be treated.
In a world I described above, where do we even get morality? How can you say something is wrong? Is it because of your opinions or what your society deems to be wrong? What if another person or society deems it to be right? In that context, who is correct? Ravi Zacharias would say "In some cultures they believe you should love your neighbours and in others they believe you should eat them. Do you have a personal preference?" I am not saying atheists cannot be good people. Actually I know atheists that can "out-good" theists. But how do they justify it? On what basis is something good and why would you want to be good? The famous Richard Dawkins states in his book the River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life, "DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music."
I believe theism solves this dilemma. Only a higher being can give us a worth (especially if we are made in its image). I believe theism reflects the reality of how we live and feel life should be lived. The question is which religion? How can we truly know whether which God is correct or not? Welcome to KGtheone.com
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