Let’s review my recent exchange with MatSpirit:
MatSpirit quotes Dawkins:
Richard Dawkins is not just flapping his gums when he says, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction . . .
I point out that is the same Dawkins who wrote:
The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.
MatSpirit ignores the incoherence of his position and says:
but the most important [question to Barry] was, “What in the world makes you think God has good morals?
No, Mat. There is an even more basic and important question that absolutely must be answered before that question even makes sense to ask. Is your boy Dawkins correct when he says that on the materialist view, there is “no evil, no good”? After all, you are the one who brought Dawkins into the mix. Are you going to abandon him now?
You have to answer this question Mat, before I can answer yours. Because if Dawkins is correct, and there is “no good” asking if God has “good” morals is literally meaningless. The ball is in your court.
BTW, your dodge that Dawkins is referring to a fictional character won’t work. Even if that were so, the acts attributed to fictional characters can be good or bad, as your very question demonstrates.
Prediction: MatSpirit will continue to dodge and weave. I have yet to see a materialist change their position when confronted with the obvious fact that their assertions are internally incoherent.