[#1] – Atheism is morally nihilistic

atheistforhumanity:

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thewolfman1995:

thecybersmith:

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Atheism is the belief that there is no greater truth, and thus, no meaning in the universe.

Following this assumption, the idea of morality – that actions inherently poses a nature of good or evil – cannot exist.

This does not mean that atheism is without a moral code. It simply means that ethics that are not divined entirely from the material world cannot be argued for under an atheist system of thought.

The moral code of atheism is simple – it is convenience. Any values that are inconvenient, such as those that cause harm to active participants to society, cannot exist. From this principle, the entirety of true atheist philosophy is divined.

That’s… not what Atheism is.

Atheism is a position on a single issue.

It isn’t a comprehensive moral philosophy.

Atheism is just a lack of belief in a god or gods. That’s it. It’s not that deep. I don’t know where you’re getting this nonsense from

This “nonsense” is a discussion on how morality is an exclusively theological concept.

The idea that actions have inherent meaning outside of how an individual perceives them simply does not exist in atheism. Atheism assumes that the universe is entirely devoid of purpose and meaning, except those that man has arbitrarily divined.

The meaningless values of men is no authority, and, as such, is not the same as universal and objective morality.

OP, you’re missing the point that others are trying to make to you. You are misrepresenting atheism. I’m going to assume that you’re not doing it on purpose.

Atheism is strictly the position of being unconvinced that a god exists. That is it. What you’re confusing is that atheism doesn’t think anything about universal meaning, morality, or anything else. It is only a term to describe people that don’t believe in a god. You can’t just project a group of opinions on the term.

To be clear, just because people who are atheists also believe these things does not mean they stem from atheism. No amount of agreement in other areas will change what atheism is. That is only the rejection of a claim for god.

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