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Morality - The basis of right and wrong
Derek Gilbert over at Weapons of Mass Distraction has an interesting piece on a conservative's claim to morality without God. Derek highlights nicely the inherent irrationality of morality existing in a world without purpose.
But that aside, how rational is a belief in “moral values” without the prospect of answering for one’s actions to an all-powerful, supernatural judge after death? If there is no God and no judgment, and we’re all just the product of blind luck, billions of years, and being the “fittest” at the game of survival, what benefit is there to loving my neighbor? What’s in it for me? Isn’t it more rational to “do unto others and do it quick, before they do it first”?

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