Just something I was wondering about. The Cosmological Argument can show that God is immaterial, timeless, spaceless, eternal, powerful, transcendent, etc., but all those things are morally neutral. Ditto with Teleology, Consciousness, etc. Heck, the Problem of Evil seems to demonstrate that God is not all-good. Where do we get this idea that God is the "bedrock of absolute goodness," apart from specific revelation?
'religious experience' (which, strikingly, can be relatively easily induced by others).
1) You say that an omniscient being would know evil was self-defeating. But that seems to bring up issues, such as the Euthyphro Dilemma. If God recognizes good and evil outside of Himself, He is not the ultimate ground of goodness. If good and evil come from God's nature alone, why couldn't God's nature be completely different, to the point where evil is good and good is evil?
2) Similar problems as above. You're defining good and evil in Utilitarian terms, which is (I think) the best system of morality Atheists can come up with but isn't grounded in anything transcendent or binding.
3) I'm interested. Can you elaborate on how we know God has a relation with truth apart from Scripture?
5) How would you go about showing that goodness is necessary, like logic? There's definitely something elegant about that idea.