Atheists have a moral problem on their hands. Can anything be moral or immoral when there is no God? How can matter-only entities require anything to be moral?
How can anything be ultimately moral or immoral given the following operating assumption by atheist and evolutionist Carl Sagan?
“My fundamental premise about the brain is that its workings—what we sometimes call ‘mind’—are a consequence of its anatomy and physiology, and nothing more. ‘Mind’ may be a consequence of the action of the components of the brain severally or collectively.”
If the mind is “nothing more” than the interaction of physical entities, then how does one derive morality from the interaction of atoms, molecules, chemicals, and an electrical charge?
The “components of the brain” aren’t something to be obeyed. What if the components of my brain are in disagreement over the “components” of your brain? Who makes the final determination, and who says that determination is absolutely moral?
This is a huge dilemma for atheistic materialists.
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