Okay, so this guy can do anything he damned well pleases. I am helpless if he goes on the warpath, a mere mote if he has a point to prove, a nobody on a planet full of nobodies, a wretch at best, whatever is less than a wretch at worst.
And there is supposed to be a love/love relationship going on in the meantime.
This is supposed to impress me how?
It silences a lot of the criticism on this site.
What originally looked like exposing flaws in theism has been revealed to be nothing more than expressions of the statement that "I don't like the idea of theism, it means I'm not the highest moral authority anymore"
Ahhh, I get it. You don't understand atheists.
You still think atheism is the result, or at least largely the result, of individuals who want everything their way. Freedom to do anything and everything our minds and hormones can cook up. By dissing the idea of god, we give ourselves permission to be world champ a**holes with nobody to answer to but ourselves.
Atheism is the conclusion that there is no god. It means nothing in terms of morality or actions. I am not a murderer in waiting, a slow atheist that after 47 years of disbelief has let down my fellow non-believers by acting morally for way too long.
Were American Indians a bunch of immoral salvages, busy killing each other at levels that made the crusades look like child's play, or did they too have moral standards, despite their complete ignorance of your god guy? True, the Aztecs were a little whacky, but look at the Indian societies in the Pacific Northwest or the millions of Indians that were farming the Mississippi Valley prior to Columbus and his germs. They were doing pretty darned good. Even by Christian standards.
12 monkeys, of Haida descent, hasn't tracked you down in Kansas and done you in. That's not how his people rolled.
Morality, as a generic description of how most in any given society behave so as to keep said society alive, is not the exclusive domain of the Jesus crowd. Nor is the denunciation of anything moral standard deemed inconvenient the domain of the typical atheist.
Just thought you should know.
edit:fixed quoting problem