Presentation on theme: "Lesson 2 The divine command theory"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 2 The divine command theory Higher RMPSLesson 2The divine command theory
2 Learning intentions After today’s lesson you will be able to: explain the divine command theoryevaluate arguments for and against the divine command theory.
3 The divine command theory The divine command theory is a guiding moral principle which states that something is right/wrong if God says so and should be obeyed because God commands it.If God says you should do something you should do it.This is a meta-ethical theory because it is concerned with why things are right and wrong.
4 Most religious people would argue that God is: – all loving– all powerful– all good.Therefore anything God commands must be obeyed because God is always right.
6 Learning check…Explain the divine command theory in your own words. 2KUExplain why the divine command theory is known as ameta-ethical theory. 2KUGive two reasons why a religious person might agree with the divine command theory. 4AEGive two reasons why a religious person might disagree withthe divine command theory. 4AEGive two reasons why a non-religious person might disagreewith the divine command theory. 4AE
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