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THE GOOD PERSON TEST

 

Is "good" subjective?

sub·jec·tive | [səbˈjektiv] | ADJECTIVE | based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

 

If so, how would you ever know if something is good enough? In other words, is there a standard for "goodness" ?

 

There must be. It can't possibly be subjective or a man like Adolph Hitler could be declared "good" because murdering crippled and mentally disabled men, women and children along with six million Jews was morally "good" according to his own personal standard of goodness. German law even permitted some of these atrocities so the standard of goodness isn't necessarily what is considered legal in a society. How about a more recent example-was ISIS good? Or how about this...is it good when someone is cruel to you, betrays your trust, takes advantage of you, lies, cheats, or steals? Absolutely not, right? So.... 

 

By whose standard of goodness should Hitler, ISIS and the rest of us be measured?

 

In other words, is there an objective standard of goodness and WHO or WHAT is it?

 

ob·jec·tive | [əbˈjektiv] | ADJECTIVE | (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.

 

There must be an absolute standard of goodness that transcends individual feelings or taste. And an absolute standard of goodness requires an absolute standard-bearer of that goodness, i.e., a moral lawgiver...God.

 

So, the question you must ask yourself is this:

 

Are you "good enough" or do you need God?

 

(For this test, it simply does not matter if you don't believe in God or moral absolutes)

 

You are two clicks away from knowing the answer, once and for all.