boethius wrote:Let's talk about atheism and morality.
Some claim atheists cannot derive morality from their atheism. I disagree, atheists have developed many moral systems, which are wildly inconsistent amongst themselves. Here are just some of them:
1. Ayn Rand's free-market, libertarian egotism.
2. The collectivist, social welfare leftism of secular Western Europeans.
3. State Communism.
4. Social Darwinism.
5. Eugenics (where Social Darwinism lets the weak die off, Eugenics actively culls the weak from the gene pool through termination or sterilization or both).
Of course, not all of these moral systems can be simultaneously correct.
Which one is the "right" atheist morality, or can atheists have multiple moralities?
If multiple moral systems can be logically inferred from observation of the world and reason, and none is more correct than another, then where does an atheist gain the right to criticize the moral system of anyone else--atheist or theist?
So you're really saying that, in light of the vast differences in religion-based morality, nobody has any right to criticize the moral system of anyone else.
Time to quit trying to bring people to Jesus.