Merely a bundle of preferences

mattRawlingsNew Atheists are quick to point out that they reject the violence of Stalin’s Russia, Pol Pot’s killing fields, Mao’s China, Castro’s Cuba and Kim Jim Il’s North Korea. But the problem is their rejection is wholly arbitrary for that have no objective means for opposing it. Leading atheist journalist and historian S.T. Joshi admits in his book “The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheist”, that if you are an atheist , “…it is the brutal truth that…(a) system of morals is merely a bundle of preferences…” Joshi, like the late J.L. Mackie, Albert Camus and John Paul Sartre have the guts to admit the logical consequence of atheism is a lack of any objective moral laws and duties.

–Matt Rawlings

Can you be an ethical atheist?

atheismTo know that you are simply an accidental conglomeration of chemicals at the same time that such a thing as morals even exist is oxymoronic statement and yet I hear it all the time from fellow atheists.  …Be consistent. Acknowledge that the Universe is an uncaused accident, ethics is an illusion, and act accordingly. Or acknowledge the possibility of another possibility.  Stop trying to have it both ways.  Can you be an ethical atheist?  Yes.  But you won’t be a logical one.

–Anonymous atheist