Monday, March 24, 2008

No God, No Sense

People who do not believe in God may claim that they look out for others, because they think it is the unselfish, right and noble thing to do. They may even be sincere when they say this, because these innate feelings come from their hearts. But it makes no sense for such feelings to be in their hearts. The feelings are inconsistent with their denial of God.

Terms like unselfishness, sacrifice, nobility and concern for others have no real meaning without a solid absolute on which to base them. Without absolutes to prescribe such unselfish behavior, it makes perfect sense for unbelievers to spend every precious moment packing their own lives with all the pleasure and gratification they can grab, and let society take care of its own future.

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