To paraphrase: In Plato's dialogue "Euthyphro," Socrates argued that goodness cannot be defined as what the gods favor because there is no merit in a goodness that is the result of mere fiat. It must rather be true that the gods favor things because they are good.
But, if God or the gods favor things because they are good, then this implies a standard that exists outside of God. And where did this come from?
This dilemma shows that the divine will can never be the foundation or source of morality.
- David Keranen