...objective morality is that what is right or wrong is independent of custom or opinion.
Since when is Christianity's "God" independent of custom or opinion? Everyone knows there are countless different religions in the world today and historically, each with its own view of a "supreme being," sometimes even multiple such beings, often remarkably human-like in their emotions and quarrels with each other.
Religions start with one or more mystical consciousnesses of some kind (even Christianity actually has two of them -- the main one and the secondary, lesser one known as "Satan" or the "Devil"), and then derive moral principles therefrom. Objectivism starts with existence, including man's metaphysical nature, and derives objective moral principles from that foundation.
answered May 30 '14 at 00:14
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