This is Ken Ham, a publisher of the award-winning family magazine, Answers.
Atheist Richard Dawkins recently said that without religion, people might feel like they can do bad things because God isn’t watching them. Really, what he’s saying is that atheism doesn’t provide a foundation for morality.
Now, that doesn’t mean atheists can’t be moral people. Many are. But what is moral—what’s right and wrong—is completely arbitrary in their worldview.
You see, many atheists will say their morality is just to be happy—and to make others happy. But why should they make others happy? That’s an arbitrary standard—and not one that everyone will agree on!
We need an ultimate standard for morality to make sense. And that standard is God … and his Word.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.