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God and Morality The first question that comes to our mind when we think about the topic of God and morality is is God the source of morality Or is morality the source of God In other words who existed before in the humans mind Is God there to enforce the moral rules as a supreme all-powerful being Or did the necessity for moral enforcement produce God If we take Descartes view about this issue and according to his debate about the existence of God he refers the idea of the existing God in the thinking I to God since he thinks this idea is a supreme and perfect idea In his first proof for the existence of God which was Ideas and causes he states 1-There must be as much reality in the cause as in the effect 2-Something cannot proceed from nothing 3-What is perfect cannot proceed from what the less perfect 1 If we take these same principles and apply them to the idea that we suggested before then we might conclude that God is the source of Morality that God is not only the enforcer of this morals rather He is also the source of all morals God as the source of morals Theist View According to a religious view God is not only the source of Morals but also the aim of it the keynote in the life and teaching of Jesus with regard to mans moral duty is found in obedient love This means that with faith in God as the energizing center of ones being one is required to do the will of God by loving God supremely2 This view assumes the existence of God before anything else thus it refers everything to Him if we want to compare goodness we compare it with Him if we want to do good we do it for Him God will be the origin and the end of
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