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Single Idea 1459

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Proofs of Reason / c. Moral Argument]

Full Idea

An absolute moral ideal cannot exist in material things, or in the minds of individual people, so belief in it requires belief in a Mind which contains the ideal and is its source.

Gist of Idea

Absolute moral ideals can't exist in human minds or material things, so their acceptance implies a greater Mind


report of Hastings Rashdall (Theory of Good and Evil [1907], II.III.I.4) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

'The Existence of God', ed/tr. Hick,John [Macmillan 1964], p.149