Divine Command Theory

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According to this theory, we are morally required to do certain things, and not to do others simply because God commands us, thus there would be no other reason why we should act morally. As a consequence, if you do not believe in God, you cannot have any moral values or commitments and everything will be permitted...
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The problem with Divine Command Theory is not explaining what it is, but how credible the theory actually is (Austin, Divine Command Theory). This leads us to the most prevalent argument in opposition of The Divine Command Theory. This argument was first articulated by Socrates in Plato’s dialogue, “Euthyphro,” and has become what is known as the Euthyphro problem...
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