The Case for Christian Objectivism

8 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2007 Last revised: 22 Sep 2008

Abstract

This is your invitation to the astounding and overpowering world of reason. I extend my apologies to your emotional religiosities and your rationalized moral beliefs (if you have any) because this paper deals them a mortal blow. For reason has its own version of reality, and this version does not play well at all with any other version. Reason has already vanquished irrationality within astronomy, geography, chemistry, etc., and it is poised to do the same within religion and morality.

This paper begins by defining, explaining and validating reason. It correctly solves the problem of induction and negates the illogical but academically popular idea that scientific objectivism is a myth. It goes on to declare that the Biblical God demands reason for every endeavor, from finding food and shelter to obtaining salvation and faith. And it unveils the philosophy of the Bible by documenting its supreme value as spiritual joy.

It continues with an unusual variation of the Argument from Morality. This argument concedes it is impossible to prove God's existence, yet it discovers a solid scientific theory supporting His existence. This theory is based on the moral code written into every person's mind, and conceived in the tradition of C. S. Lewis. It is also supported by the implications of the saying, "If God is dead, everything is permitted." Furthermore, this theory reveals that at least some of the millions of people who have achieved the certainty God exists have done so using sound moral reasoning!

Keywords: Christian, Objectivism, Reason, Morality, Religion

Suggested Citation

Demaree, Eric, The Case for Christian Objectivism. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1012737 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1012737

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