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Culture And Society

God and Morality Are Incompatible

In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Brook discusses Dennis Prager’s claim that if there’s no God, murder isn’t wrong. Also, he explains why a God-based morality is not only inessential to our civilization, but also detrimental.
Culture And Society

If There’s No God, Murder Isn’t Wrong?

In a PragerU video, Dennis Prager claims that if God does not exist, then there is no objective basis for morality. Prager, and those who agree with him, should listen to Objectivist philosopher Onkar Ghate’s talk “Religion and Morality,” in which he argues that it is the belief in God that undermines objective morality. If God is the source of morality, Ghate points out, then murder is good — whenever God says it is.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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