Guess what, folks. Atheism has no morality. None. Zilch. Nothing is off limits under atheism. Atheism has absolutely nothing to say about murder. Or rape. Or stealing. Or cheating.
Do you know what else? Not believing in the tooth fairy has no morality. None. Zilch. Nothing is off limits under disbelief in the tooth fairy. Not believing in the tooth fairy has absolutely nothing to say about murder. Or rape. Or stealing. Or cheating.
Do you know what else? Not believing in the abominable snowman has no morality. None. Zilch. Nothing is off limits under disbelief in the abominable snowman. Not believing in the abominable snow man has absolutely nothing to say about murder. Or rape. Or stealing. Or cheating.
Do you know what else? Not believing in flying pigs has no morality. None. Zilch. Nothing is off limits under disbelief in flying pigs. Not believing in flying pigs has absolutely nothing to say about murder. Or rape. Or stealing. Or cheating.
Therefore, God, the tooth fairy, the abominable snowman, and flying pigs are the basis of our morality.
Shut the f*** up. Seriously?
I shit you not, this is THE ACTUAL ARGUMENT used by religious folks to pretend that we have to be religious to be good. No kidding, this was on another blog yesterday.
Seriously, rats show empathy. If some rats aren’t getting food, other rats will starve or share their food. Rats don’t have to accept Jesus as their lord and savior to be empathetic. They do it because helping each other is a damned fine way to stay alive and make lots more rat babies. I don’t believe rats have souls in theology.
Dogs feel empathy. If this doesn’t make sense to you, I believe you are a psychopath. Dogs don’t get souls either.
Chickens feel empathy. No shit. Souless chickens.
I’m assuming that religious people don’t believe that chickens have a personal relationship with Jesus. But those yard birds are doin’ empathy like they just don’t care!
Yes, it’s true. All the animals that god doesn’t give a crap about, hasn’t wrote a book for, likes to burn for the smell, and doesn’t telepathically infuse nice stuff in their head still show signs of morality.
We aren’t the only animals that care for each other. We aren’t the only animals that uphold fairness. We aren’t the only animals that display loyalty. Holy crap, if a rat or chicken can be moral, why do humans require a magic dude? Are we not at least as developed as chickens?
Saying that humans require a god to be moral is to say that we are dumber than many of the other species. It’s like saying elephants can remember things naturally, but we can only remember because we have magic juice inside us. Fish protect their young, but we only protect our young because we have magic telepathic god juice inside us. Otherwise we would just kill our children, of course. Because we’re baby eating atheists. (Facepalm)
Who honestly believes that dogs are protective naturally, but we are only protective because we have a ghost of ourselves living inside us? Religious people, I guess. Dolphins will fight to protect themselves and even whales from sharks, but apparently we are so dumb we need “god goo” to help others.
As Penn Jillette has said, we are told that without God, we would just rape and murder anyone we wanted. And he has raped and murdered everyone he has ever wanted to. And that number is ZERO. If your number is a positive integer, sign up for prison!
No, he doesn’t want to not murder people because a magic stuff shot the idea in his brain, it’s because he’s better than a chicken. His brain is more developed than a rat.
I suppose if you believe that dolphins, whales, apes, ants, fish, pigs, chickens, and rats are more advanced than us, we probably need God juice to be moral. Otherwise, we can figure it out ourselves.
The Spartan Atheist