Questions for Atheists, part 2

by Matt Slick

  1. What makes something moral?
  2. Do you have any objective moral standard, or are all your morals subjective?
  3. Do any actions automatically have moral value, such as rape being wrong, or is the moral value assigned by people?
  4. Why ought a person not to steal?
  5. Was the atheist, Joseph Stalin, wrong for killing over 42 million people in the 1900s? If so, why? If not, why not?
  6. From the perspective of an atheist, is the action of rape wrong even if it furthers the species?
  7. In atheism, if you say rape is wrong because it harms someone, why is harm the standard of morality?
  8. If you believe something is morally wrong (like rape), "ought" you do something about it and impose your value on others?
  9. If you "ought" to impose your moral value on others (like stopping a rape), what gives you the moral right to do that?
  10. Do you believe that the subjective opinions of a society offer proper basis for morality?
  11. How do you know if a society is improving morally?
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.