All Ethics Are Secular Ethics

April 24th, 2012

In response to an article by Ross Douthat, Julian Sanchez argues that invoking a creator, as Christianity does, doesn’t actually solve issues related to ethics—it simply defers them:

I’ll go ahead and make the obvious point: Invoking God doesn’t actually get you very far in ethics, because ascribing “goodness” to a deity or its laws is meaningless unless there’s some independent criterion for this.