What is a presumed strength of Divine Command Theory?
a) There is a standard above human reasoning.
b) There is no rational foundation.
c) Even if the rules are morally valid, there is no justification procedure for them.
d) There is far too much divergence among religious people to make a determination of the rules with any confidence.
Divine Command Theory
A divine command theory refers to the relationship between God’s commandments and how humans behave. The Divine Command Theory focuses on questions of moral obligation and ethical choice. Western culture has used this theory for centuries, although it became controversial toward the end of the 20th century because of questions related to right and wrong that stem from God’s commandments. Human actions are debated by theists, atheists, and agnostics. Humans are required to obey divine laws, like the Ten Commandments, according to theist belief. Atheists, on the other hand, deny the existence of God, believing people can be moral even without divine commandments. Agnostics deny there is enough evidence to believe God exists and doubt the moral code expressed by God.
It is possible that some atheists and agnostics doubt God’s existence as they may doubt the Loch Ness Sea Monster’s existence. Theists argue that Creation, especially its natural laws, indicate God, just as they dismiss the sea monster as mythical, as God has been portrayed as mythical. Physical evidence is necessary to prove the existence of God, but no such evidence exists for the Loch Ness monster. Due to the fact that God is real and verifiable through physical evidence, the origins of morality are real and identifiable.