Jan 17, 2018
Jun 8, 2017
Having been a fundamental Baptist and now an atheist, I have to disagree, lacking an invisible man in the sky (or some other version of an omnipotent being setting standards of morality), there can be NO absolutes regarding good and bad, only one person’s, community’s, nation’s, or culture’s opinion. The Aztecs didn’t even consider cannibalism bad, the Mayans practiced child sacrifice. By what standard are you going to judge either “bad” without some eternal lawgiver saying so? It’s just your culture and upbringing saying so, so how can you say you are right and they were wrong? I went atheist after trying to prove God’s existence logically and ended up proving to myself that God (at least our Western version) could not possibly exist, but I am still of the opinion that without a God, morality is a compass without a magnetic north, it just points where you think it should.