The Survival Factor

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Simply Matter in Motion?

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Ultimately, on materialism, everything boils down to matter in motion. Making value judgments about matter in motion is meaningless. But if everything is matter in motion, then there doesn’t seem to be any way to make value judgments. How does one value a rock over a stick? They’re both just stuff. But then, on materialism, people are just stuff too; albeit more complex. However, if you were to break us down into our ultimate realities, we are no different than the rock. We are matter organized in a different way. Why value us? There is no objective reason to do so. Therefore, there is no objective meaning or value. Life is purposeless, meaningless, valueless. Atheistic materialism demands this bleak view of the universe.

–J. W. Wartick,
Atheism’s Universe is Meaningless and Valueless,
http://jwwartick.com/2011/01/03/atheism-meaningless/