…it kills the basis of morality.
Not much sleep last night, had a post-Superbowl discussion with my German (and presumably agnostic) friend.
My main argument, succinctly, goes:
Eliminating God changes “right and wrong” into “might makes right”.
The rest of this post demonstrates that contention.
With no Creator there are no creatures. Just animals. So look at Earth’s other mammals and show me the “right and wrong”.
I desire a female? I take her. Her reflexive resistance will fall between “token” and “absolute”. Easy conquests bring pleasure, but nothing compared to the satisfaction of vanquishing a formidable female after a fierce and challenging “courtship”. Genes almost worthy of my own!
She has a mate? I kill him. Offspring? I kill her previous spawn to ensure she lavishes care on my superior descendents.
It’s all perfectly natural. And yet it always ends with me fleeing a horde of human animals carrying pitchforks and torches.
What is wrong with you critters?
The German lady responded as intelligent people always do, by missing the point. She pointed out the problems of people going feral. The dangers to society and civilization. The evolutionary advantages to cooperation and compassion. She had no shortage of reasons why I should be civilized.
To which I say, “So what?”
Who cares? Oh, sure, most of you, you’re genetically predisposed. But what if I don’t give a rat’s ass about survival beyond my own? What is your stable society compared to filling my belly or spilling my seed as I desire?
Look around, you gelded primates. It’s called “nature”.
So if “right and wrong” are impossible in a Godless universe, how did the delusion arise? Via betas. The Tyranny of the Mediocre. Alphas take what they want because betas are helpless against them individually. Betas never liked it, but what are you gonna do?
Well…betas formed a union.
WTF?! Suddenly you couldn’t take anything away from one beta until you’d beaten them all up simultaneously. Thus began “morality”, launching the world of Wussy CryBabies and Never Cleaning Out the Gene Pool.
C’mon, atheists. Quit the “bio-ethicist” crap. You had your conclusions long before coming up with their reasons. You can’t accept God but won’t deny right and wrong. You won’t admit that “morality” is just a lie to salve the egos of the genetically marginal. But if there is no God then I am an animal and care for nothing but my pleasure and pain. As for you then instructing me as to proper behavior I say, from the bottom of my heart, “screw you”. I am your intellectual alpha, pathetic little betas, and I spit on your “shoulds”.
So, what have you got left? Hmm? What’s your must? Your demands are undesired and unnatural to me. So why must I do what you want?
Because might makes right. Right? Do as you say or deal with your pathetic loser union. And, painful as it is to admit, a hundred of you are mightier than me.
Physically, that is. Obviously not mentally.
Might makes right. So what is right? Whatever the mightiest animals want it to be.
In this Godless universe 7,000,000,000 animals have an developed an idea of “right and wrong”. Some come close to agreeing with others, but no two are identical.
And every single one is a lie.