Sometimes a materialist will post a comment, and I will read it and then just sit there with my mouth literally agape, wondering at the sheer stupidity on display. I got that treat today when Rationalitys bane posted this gem:
we are much better off not pretending that morality is objective and live our lives knowing that we all bear responsibility for everything that we do in our lives.
Jack Kreb quoted RB’s little aphorism and added: “Excellent statement.”
So let me get this straight fellas. Morality is entirely subjective. If this means anything, it means that we are not accountable to any standard of objective moral truth, because no such standard exists. According to my dictionary “responsibility” means “the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable.” But wait a minute. You just said we are not accountable to a standard of moral truth, because no such standard exists.
RB’s statement boils down to this. We are better off not pretending we are accountable and live our lives knowing we are accountable.”