Christians were quick to respond to the American Humanist Association's Christmas campaign which urges people to "be good for goodness' sake."
Doug Powell, author of the Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics, has launched the Selfless Defense campaign, comparing humanists to Nazis.
There are only two possible sources for morality: God or human beings. If, as the American Humanist Association claims, morality is grounded in human beings and their experience, then some very serious problems arise. The first problem is that it justifies societies that are clearly morally wrong, such as Nazi Germany. If morality is "a set of values embraced by society based on empathy, fairness, and experience," then Nazi Germany did nothing wrong. Being empathetic does not mean doing good to someone, only understanding their feelings. And the Nazis were fair - all Jews were sent to concentration camps. The morality of their society cannot be condemned by our society since their society simply embraced values that differ from ours.Oh. Who knew that being good could lead to killing Jews? Powell continues,
This leads to the second problem, that morality can change or be something different than what it is. Thus, the grounds for morality become arbitrary and therefore loose (sic) their force. What is morally acceptable now may not be later. Or what is okay here may not be okay somewhere else. This system of morality is based on the will of the majority - might makes right.Like religion in America which decided that blacks couldn't marry - until the Emancipation Proclamation? And then blacks and whites couldn't marry - until Loving v. Virginia? Or women can't own property or vote?