Morals are something every human being has and is born with. God has given that to us as individuals hoping that we will eventually encounter them and add them to our own set of values and beliefs. Morals and beliefs/values are two very different entities. Morals are a set of rules, especially one concerning what is right, that can come from a story. Beliefs are a set of guidelines you as an individual have set out for you and only you. My beliefs may be to follow the word of God and another man’s beliefs may include the eating of other people. Morals never change, always the same, all times, all places, but if we forget to work on our connection with our morals, it can lead to us forming a very unthoughtful and selfish individual. Atheists would like to agree with the statement that there is no difference between morals and beliefs, but in reality they are two completely different entities. Morals and conscience are two very different ideas as well and Kreeft briefly addresses the topic in his reading.
Kreeft goes into detail of 4 possibilities of the argument of conscience. The first possibility explained is that the basis of conscience is a law without a lawgiver. Conscience has always been with us and always will be. No other species has conscience besides the human species. One of the questions that comes about in this argument is how a real person can be subjected to something unreal. It’s like an idea. The second possibility means that we trace conscience to a biological instinct. The argument that it conscience in our DNA, this is why humans react differently in situations and animals do not. However, conscience is something more than just our DNA. The third possibility is that other human beings and society are the authority of consciousness. Kreeft explains that this is the most popular out of the 4 ideas, but also the weakest argument. You do not have to obey the people around you, no one else has control over you or your mind. Conscience is not controlled by society, conscience is more than the control of others, which brings us to the fourth possibility. The fourth and last possibility in the reading is that the source of conscience’s authority is something above human level, but not God. However, society is not above us, nor is instinct or the people around us so the only other explanation for this would point to God as the higher authority and conscience.
God’s purpose for us is to share his word with the rest of the world but, for people that don’t believe, what is their purpose on earth? Does God have a plan for all people even though they don’t follow his desired practices? God has a plan for all of us and he has created a story and plan for all of us. Us as humans need to listen to our conscience and stay true to our morals. Our morals are the truth and when relying on truth to be successful in our lives it can lead to many great things. It reconnects us with God if we faded away from him and allows us to stay true to truth itself. God is the truth and we should make every decision in today’s society referring to God.
The atheist man might question one’s ability or willingness to worship a higher power, but in reality us believers should be questioning their belief of no higher power. As Christians we have a duty to spread the word of God and show our passionate love for The First Law. Doubters seem to attempt to use “science” to show their side of the argument when it comes to the argument around God’s existence. They may have logic when stating their side of the argument, but if they believe the Earth just appeared here it’s just silly. The Big Bang is what started this world and it is proven through many scientific advances, but who lit the fuse?