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Friday, August 10, 2018

On 'Morality' absent Biblical religion

K T Cat: Biology, Morality And Religion
It's all horrible, but is it wrong? That's the question I wrestled with as I listened. Putting myself in their shoes, where their gods and goddesses are nothing more than good luck charms and their morality is derived from satisfying biological urges, why is any of it wrong?

Therein lies the problem for those who claim that atheism can produce a moral code equal or superior to Christianity. You might be able to do it in the faculty lounge, which I doubt, but you certainly can't do it with the general public. You can't answer the simple question that all moral codes must address: Why shouldn't I satisfy my biological urges?

Modern 'atheism' -- which is to say, the God-denialism which is grounded in rejection and/or hatred of Christianity -- and the various paganisms of the ancient world share the same foundational metaphysics, so it's to be expected that their 'morality' will be similar.

1 comments:

K T Cat said...

Thanks for the link, amigo!

What I was fumbling around trying to say was that when given a chance to spread their wings and fly, non-Judeo-Christian societies don't produce Christian ethics.