Knight and Rose Show – Episode 13: Why Should I Be Moral?

Welcome to episode 13 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, we compare Christianity and atheism to see how each one rationally grounds the moral point of view. If you like this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our Youtube channel. We would appreciate it if you left us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Podcast description:

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Episode 13:

Episode  Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose contrast Christianity and atheism to see which worldview makes it rational for humans to behave morally. We talk about cosmology, objective moral values, objective moral duties, and free will in each worldview. We talk about how humans discover moral values and duties in each worldview. We discuss the meaning and significance of behaving morally in the Christian worldview compared to the atheist worldview. We compare moral exemplars of Christianity and secular leftism.

Speaker biographies

Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.

Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.


Two philosophers assisted us with the script for this episode, Tom and Blake.


Atheist Morality
Atheist Morality


How the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation falsified atheism by Wintery Knight

How the WMAP satellite confirmed nucleosynthesis predictions and falsified atheism by Wintery Knight

Robin Collins lectures on the fine-tuning argument at Pepperdine University

Can We Be Good without God? by William Lane Craig

Reasons for Divine Commands by William Lane Craig (David Baggett’s article on Divine Command Theory)

Seven Reasons Why Moral Apologetics Points to Christianity by David Baggett

C. Stephen Evans on Accountability and Obligations in Christian Theism (YouTube video)

Can Atheists Rationally Ground Objective Moral Values and Duties? by Wintery Knight

Making Sense of Morality: Wielenberg’s Naturalistic Ethics by R. Scott Smith (Platonism)

Highlights From Debate with Erik Wielenberg. Part One by William Lane Craig

Highlights From Debate with Erik Wielenberg. Part Two by William Lane Craig

Utilitarianism and the Moral Life by J. P. Moreland (Utilitarianism)

To Defend Marriage, We Should Learn a Lesson From Apolgoetics by Jay Richards (PDF)

Mark D. Linville: does Darwinian evolution make morality rational?

God, Naturalism, and the Foundations of Morality by Paul Copan (PDF)

William Wilberforce and Abolishing the Slave Trade: How True Christian Values Ended Support of Slavery by Rusty Wright

The seven fatal flaws of moral relativism by Wintery Knight

William Lane Craig lectures on the moral argument at Georgia Tech

What useful things can Christians learn by studying metaphysics?

Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case by Frank Turek

Why Should I Be Moral? by Kai Nielsen (an atheist philosopher)

What was sexual behavior like in the Roman empire, before Christianity took over? by Wintery Knight

Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was a major Democratic donor by The Blaze

Harvey Weinstein Has Donated Nearly $600,000 to Democrats by the Washington Free Beacon

The Complete Atheist’s Guide to Rationally Grounding Objective Morality on Atheism by Wintery Knight

Was Stalin an atheist? Is atheism or communism responsible for mass murders? by Wintery Knight

90 Atheist Quotes that All Christians and Atheists Should Read by James Bishop

What got me started on apologetics? William Lane Craig debate transcripts by Wintery Knight (debates on atheism and morality)

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Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod

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