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Has there been a push for or the development of an amoral argument for a god that is indifferent to the moral practices of humanity, a sort of anti-moral argument for an indifferent god?

This idea fills my imagination when those of a religious inclination propose a god and associate with that god an anthropomorphic characteristic of moral obligation or authority.

I'm aware of the god of the Abrahamic religions which is presented as being moral and of the immoral deities present in various mythologies but has there been serious discussion as to whether such a characteristic, being an authority of human morality, should be connected to the god label.

  • The creator of the universe could have been an electron. I'm not sure how interested electrons are in humanity. An intelligence vast enough to creat quasars and quails in the billionth of a second of the big bang, couldn't really be interested in a bunch of apes killing each other for oil? – Richard Mar 23 at 1:38
  • This question is assuming that such a "thing" actually possesses a form of what could be considered consciousness however such an self-awareness is attained, is sustained, or functions. – The victorious truther Mar 24 at 3:15
  • Richard. . . you do also seem to be implying an intuition that I might have with respect to entertaining the idea of a "god" being that its intelligence and vast scale of difference between us and it would warrant the conclusion that it wouldn't be a personal deity. – The victorious truther Mar 24 at 17:33
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The OP's question is

Has there been a push for or the development of an amoral argument for a god that is indifferent to the moral practices of humanity?

One place to look for such a position may be among the various deistic philosophical positions.

Deism...is the philosophical belief which posits that although God exists as the uncaused First Cause – ultimately responsible for the creation of the universe – God does not interact directly with that subsequently created world. (Wikipedia, "Deism")

This lack of involvement may be interpreted as moral indifference by the creator whose primary causation creates the world but then leaves the continuation of it to secondary causation and any morality to what human reason can discover.


Wikipedia contributors. (2019, April 3). Deism. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:47, April 13, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deism&oldid=890748631

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