Although I am a member of 'the brights' I get monthly newsletters and wanted to share this interesting challenge they are putting together for anyone who wants to participate. Here's the introduction to the program:
"Persons who have a naturalistic worldview are perpetually “up against” the false but widely held cultural presumption that they, because of their worldview, lack certain requisites to be moral persons. This presupposition by others is an encumbrance that crops up again and again. In our view, it appears to be the single most significant hindrance to public disclosure that one has a naturalistic worldview. Brights must address this “morality problem” head on—with zest, and with profundity.
It is important to firm up understanding within the constituency of what is known about the natural underpinnings of human morality so that Brights can more effectively counter “common knowledge” that morals are presented to humanity by a supernatural deity through scripture."
God Standard - Human Morality - One slight difference.
God Standard is perfection.
Human Morality isn't.
Since Human cannot be perfect, it would be irrelevant and/or stupid, to waste any effort in comparing the two.
It's already understood, at what level of morality the "God Standard" is and not achievable, and for one specific reason- Rights. Which is ironic, considering many think that rights are god given to begin with.
Morality is conditional behavior without prohibitions based on authority. You get to do whatever you want to what does not conform to authority. You can't steal from your friends but you can from your enemies. Ethics applies the same prohibitions to all alike. You don't steal from anybody for any reason.
Morality is an evolved repertoire of cognitive and emotional mechanisms with distinct biological underpinnings, as modified by experience acquired throughout the human lifespan.
Morality is not the exclusive domain of Homo sapiens; there is significant cross-species evidence in the scientific literature that animals exhibit "pre-morality" or basic moral behaviors (i.e. those patterns of behavior that parallel central elements of human moral behavior).
Morality is a "human universal" (i.e. exists across all cultures worldwide), a part of human nature acquired during evolution.
Young children and infants demonstrate some aspects of moral cognition and behavior (which precede specific learning experiences and worldview development).
No. Morality, the concept is a set standard derived by understanding one's conscience and defining it. It should not be changed or modified. Irrelevant what animals and other species do with moral behavior. Yes, when humankind defined the conscience. It's only an appearance, perceived by those who observed the behavior.