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James Rachels

James Rachels

[1941 - 2003]

God and Moral Autonomy (1997)

Rachels defends an argument for the nonexistence of God based on the impossibility of a being worthy of worship.

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God and Moral Autonomy

God and Moral Autonomy* James Rachels Kneeling down or grovelling on the ground, even to express your reverence for heavenly things, is contrary to human dignity. — Kant God, if he exists, is worthy of worship. Any being who is not worthy of worship cannot be God, just as any being who is not omnipotent […]