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Stop The Argument I Want to Get Off

From a reader:


Regarding today’s reader responding to yesterday’s reader, I’m not entirely sure what he’s talking about. To my understanding, the Euthyphro dilemma doesn’t make Divine Command Theory go “poof,” since Ockham decimated it. Indeed, it seems a bit disingenuous to refer to it as the “Euthyphro fallacy” since it isn’t a fallacy at all. (Google “Euthrphryo fallacy,” then “Euthphryo dilemma,” see how many results each gets back (answer: zero, 692 respectively). Your reader may not *like* the theist’s answers to the “emptiness” and “abhorrence” problems, but that doesn’t mean he can pretend they don’t exist or are fallacious.

Here’s a quick review of the problem and answers.

Hope this helps fuel the fire,


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