However, today there are many who take exception to this view.
They do not believe that God exists or that human beings were created.
They do not believe that all human beings share the same nature or same moral sense of
what is right or wrong.
Some say that a moral principle without God is not only good enough, but better than a
moral principle based on God.
They believe that man is capable of being the source of moral principles. With the hindsight
of history, man can determine a set of ethical principles reflecting the collective wisdom of humanity.
These values would be principles that could be stated and understood and from which judgments
can be made.
In short, an ethical standard can be based on a scientific and naturalistic view of man and a
rational knowledge of good and evil.