Mrs. Schnapper's Analysis

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Many theists argue that without God and religion there can be no sense of right and wrong. This argument, by Mrs Schnapper, is along the lines of what most people think and believe. Yet, a question that is most commonly raised is whether right actions are right just because God approves of them or does God approve of them because they are right? This is the essence of the Divine Command Theory. However, such a theory seems to be arbitrary as one may ask on what basis does God decide what’s right and wrong? As, for example, if God commanded to kill an innocent wantonly, would murder still be wrong? Many would say yes, it would. Mrs Schannper, on the other hand, could present the view that many theists adopt, that divine commands stem from God’s

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